Diabetes care at the University of Salford

Diabetes care, University of Salford

Dr Danny Metoo from University of Salford explains the extent of diabetes care in the world today and the various courses on offer in the field

In the UK, as elsewhere in the world, the prevalence of diabetes has – according to the WHO and the IDF – reached epidemic proportion and is projected to rise to 552 million by the year 2030, peaking to a staggering 642 million by the year 2040. A person with diabetes potentially faces a reduced life expectancy of between six-20 years.

The irreversible micro-vascular complications resulting in damage to the eyes (retinopathy), the kidneys (nephropathy), the nerves (neuropathy) and macro-vascular complications, namely cardiovascular diseases (heart attacks and stroke) and insufficiency in blood flow to the legs are associated with considerable human, social and economic costs and accounts for 10% of the total healthcare resource expenditure in the UK. This relentless diabetic epidemic means that its management has become a significant healthcare challenge in the UK and worldwide.

The continued decline in funding growth is unlikely to meet demand driven by an ageing population with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes. It is, therefore, imperative that healthcare professionals are equipped with the necessary cutting-edge research-based knowledge, skills and confidence to empower people with diabetes to effectively manage their condition in a cost-effective manner, with a view to prevent complications and improve their quality of life.

Course information:

The MSc in Diabetes Care at University of Salford will enable you to:

  • Acquire specific skills in areas such as critical thinking, research methods and communication skills
  • Develop your critical analytical skills
  • Enable you to deliver high quality, evidence-based care to empower people with diabetes to self-manage their condition

This course has both full-time and part-time routes, comprising of four 16-week semesters which you can take within one or three years, allowing you to exit with MSc, PgDip or PgCert award.


The programme comprises the following modules:

  • Diagnosis, Classification & Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus (30 credits);
  • Therapeutic Advances in Diabetes & Self-care Management (30 credits);
  • Diabetes-Related Complications & Management in the Marginalised Groups (30 credits);
  • Research methods (30 credits) and;
  • Dissertation (60 credits).

What do people say about this programme?

“I came to the course already with some diabetes knowledge and it has been invaluable to formalise the information I have been using in my practice. The timetable was well thought out, helping me to provide excellent care for people with diabetes, bringing together local experts to help teach the group. I felt supported by experts at the University and studying for my MSc at Salford has already sparked a new passion – I am thinking about my next steps in study.”
Dan Howarth

“This course provides a balance between theoretical and clinical skills and helped develop my level of critical thinking through participation in the simulation laboratory, group discussion and presentations. Implementing this knowledge in the day-to-day care of patients has been very useful. We were taught by tutors who are passionate about diabetes and who shared their expert knowledge in diabetes with enthusiasm. The knowledge and skills gained through the course has helped me to acquire a job as a community specialist diabetes nurse.”
Isabelle Latani Boudop

“I chose to study diabetes care because this condition is growing in prevalence worldwide with devastating impacts on individuals’ health and on societies. I’m a family physician with a special interest in diabetes and this course helped me to confidently deliver better management to my patients.”
Hanan Humaidan

Conferences and short courses with OneCPD

OneCPD, Salford’s Continued Professional Development regularly runs conferences. These are ideal for updating knowledge, networking and keeping abreast of the latest policy, practice and research developments in the field.

Diabetes Conference 2018: Prevention and Patient-Centred Care

Join us for the Diabetes Conference 2018 where expert speakers will explain how the NHS can transform its approach to both prevention and treatment. Understand how to move towards a patient centred care model, identify vulnerable groups in need of additional support and see how new technology can facilitate self-management.

Date to be confirmed: register your interest here.

Diabetes management in the 21st century

A one-day diabetes management course designed for anyone involved in supporting people with diabetes. During the course of the day, participants will be provided with a comprehensive, up-to-date evidence-based knowledge of diabetes and diabetes management in order to further enhance their existing skills in providing high-quality care to people with diabetes.

Date to be confirmed: register your interest here.

Bespoke training and consultancy

We can develop bespoke training to meet the specific needs of your workforce, delivered here at Salford, on-site in your locality and through a blend of face to face work-based learning and online delivery methods to suit your needs.

Send us a message here and we’ll get in touch to discuss your needs.


Please note: this is a commercial profile

Dr Danny Metoo

University of Salford





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