The Graduate Diploma Diabetes Care course aims to build upon and advance the registered nurses/midwives repertoire of knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values within the chosen field of diabetes care.
PLEASE NOTE: The one year full time option (X548) will not be available for the 2022/2023 academic year
The programme is aimed at advancing the range, breadth and depth of professional knowledge and skills in the care of persons presenting with diabetes.
The Graduate Diploma in Diabetes Care is aimed at the professional preparation of registered nurses who wish to specialise in diabetes care. This strand is designed to meet the professional development needs of nurses/midwives caring for people at risk of or with a diagnosis of diabetes in clinical settings.
You will learn how to provide care and advice at a specialist level for patients with more complex diabetes needs. You will also learn how to provide a service that is evidence based, and aims to improve quality of life for people with diabetes.
Blackboard, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that supports online learning and teaching, is used extensively. The clinical placements provide students with excellent opportunities to learn from experts in other hospitals and/or within their own hospitals; students attend multidisciplinary lectures and tutorials and engage in supervised practice in order to develop and refine specific clinical skills.
This programme can be taken over 1 year (full time) or 2 years part-time. The academic year runs from September to May and is broken down into two trimesters. Assessments are varied (assignments/short examination questions/MCQ/case presentation/practical examination) and occur at intervals throughout and at the end of the trimesters.
Students who are taking the programme part-time over two years will take the core modules in year 1 and specialist modules in year 2.
The approximate number of days required for the specialist modules 1,2,& 3 is as follows: 10 days in trimester one and 13 days in trimester two.
On completion of the graduate programme you will have attained a highly regarded qualification which is recognised internationally for nurses/midwives caring for patients with diabetes. You will gain advanced clinical experience in diabetes care, as well as theoretical knowledge to provide a high level of specialist care to people with diabetes.
The Graduate Diploma in Diabetes Care provides you with the comprehensive knowledge and skills required to manage a defined case load, working unsupervised and using specialist diabetes nursing/midwifery skills to assess the needs of the person with diabetes and to plan, implement, document and evaluate care. Many graduates also proceed to assume CNM/Educational/Clinical Facilitator roles.
(PLACES ON THIS PROGRAMME ARE LIMITED AND ARE OFFERED ON A ROLLING BASIS)
PLEASE NOTE - THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS IS JULY 30th
ALL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE APPLICATIONS CAN BE REVIEWED
Applications are made online through UCD Applications. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview (either face-to-face or via telecommunication) as part of the admission process.
Please note that all applicants are required to pay a €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.
The fees for your programme can be found at the links below. Search using your major code (the four-digit code beginning with 'X' which can be found in the key information box on this page).
Please note that UCD fees are subject to change annually. The fees shown include the student centre levy which must be paid by all students.
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Please note that all applicants are required to pay the €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.
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Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) applications must be submitted online through your SISWeb account.
There are two instances in which you can apply to have recognised prior learning taken into account when applying for a programme in UCD.
1. RPL for admission to a UCD programme
If you are a prospective student seeking admission to UCD and you do not meet the required admissions criteria as set down for a particular programme of study in UCD, you may apply to be admitted based on prior learning.
2. RPL for exemption from a module or modules on a UCD programme
If you have been accepted onto a UCD programme and wish to have credit transferred towards the requirements of the UCD programme of study, you may apply for RPL from a module or modules.
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Please read the UCD Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning at this link: UCD Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning