Diabetes Practice Masters residential a ‘huge success’
A residential course for the first round of Masters students studying a programme to help address the shortage of diabetes specialist nurses (DSNs) in the NHS has been a “huge success”.
Swansea University Medical School has been developing the MSc Diabetes Practice course for 18 months, and last week 11 students attended a five-day residential programme, giving practical advice on a range of subjects from glycaemic management to new pharmaceutical treatment options.
Dr Rebecca Thomas and Dr Sarah Prior, Co-Programme Directors, said: “The aim of the five-day residential was to provide students with practical knowledge on pharmaceutical management of diabetes through a varied agenda. We had amazing feedback from the students, who have now formed a solid network which they can draw on for support and knowledge sharing.”
The course has been specifically designed for healthcare professionals – particularly current or future DSNs – wanting to specialise in the field of diabetes.
It is a modular, distance learning course, offering healthcare professionals the opportunity to graduate with an MSc Diabetes Practice Postgraduate degree having studied either full or part-time.
The course not only includes specialised training, diagnostic and assessment-based knowledge but also encompasses personal and professional development, reflective practice and problem-based learning.