The IMU Diabetes Management and Education programme provides training at the postgraduate diploma level to healthcare providers who provide diabetes care.
Diabetes Management & Education (PG Dip)
This programme is the highest qualification of its kind in South East Asia and modelled against international curriculum. The Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Management and Education is a taught course with an inclusive, innovative, and flexible curriculum designed to fit into the working adult lifestyle and impart competencies to grow a career for the future diabetes care workplace.
The programme caters for a broad range of healthcare professionals including nurses, assistant medical officers, dietitians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, podiatrists, and medical practitioners who are interested in improving diabetes care.
Teaching and learning is delivered and supervised by highly qualified and experienced local and international specialists from the multidisciplinary areas of diabetes care, and extends beyond the provision of education to include theory, research, and the educator role into professional practice to generate individualised self-management solutions for people with diabetes.
Students can choose to complete all 6 modules of the programme, within 1 year as a full-time student or within a maximum period of 3 years as a part-time student.
About Open and Distance Learning (ODL)
What is ODL?
Open and distance learning provides working professionals an alternative to conventional programmes at universities, giving them the opportunity to earn a university degree without interrupting their career. As Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university with 30 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education, IMU offers a few postgraduate programmes via this learning mode with students having the opportunity to benefit from all the teaching and support that the University has to offer.
Benefits of ODL
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Why Study Diabetes Management & Education at IMU?
|MONTHS||MARCH TO JUNE||JULY TO OCTOBER||NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY|
|DME7101 Management of Diabetes and Complications
|DME7103 Care of Special Groups (4 credits)||DME7107 Research Methodology (6 credits)|
|DME7102 Diabetes Self-Management Education in Psychosocial Context
|DME7104 Teaching and Learning in Diabetes Care
|DME7108 Management of Microvascular and Macrovascular Complications (4 Credits)|
Commencement of the programme will determine the sequence of modules taken for the three semesters.
Registered Nurse / Assistant Medical Officer / Dietitian / Pharmacist / Physiotherapist / Clinical Psychologist / Podiatrist / Medical Practitioner with a Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline and a minimum CGPA of 2.50
Registered (if appropriate) with Nursing / Assistant Medical Officer / Pharmacy / Medical Practitioner Board of Malaysia or country of origin or its equivalent
Application and Registration Fees
|Fee||Malaysian Student (RM)||International Student (RM)|
|Refundable Caution Deposit||2,000||2,000|
|Student Association Fee per Semester||40||40|
Views from Our Community
Wong Soh San
Student, DME119 & Nurse
I have started applying what I have learnt to become a reflective practitioner. I am able to recognise my gaps and strengths as a practitioner, and engage in a process of continuous learning to improve my clinical skills. I have gotten good feedback from my patients. My referrals from doctors have increased. Recently, I received an invitation to speak at a nursing school to nursing students at a workshop.
Nah Ying Wa
Student, DME119 & Practicing Pharmacist
I noticed that the quality of care that I provide to my patients with diabetes has improved tremendously. Before taking this programme, I would mainly provide care in relation to medication issues when patients come to me. Now, I am able to provide a more comprehensive care plan that addresses the patient’s individual needs and empowers the patient to better self-manage diabetes in their day to day life.
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A Word from the Programme Director
DR LEE CHING LI
BSc (Hons) Dietetics (Malaysia), MSc Community Nutrition (Malaysia), PhD Medical and Health Sciences (Malaysia)
“The mission of the IMU Diabetes Management and Education programme is to produce competent diabetes educators with a level of expertise to positively impact the health of people with diabetes while progressing in their career and professional lives. In fulfilling this mission, the IMU Diabetes Management and Education Programme has been designed to develop graduates who are able to provide personalised education, support and solutions for people with diabetes and their caregivers. The graduates of this programme will also be able to help the community they engage with through the coordination and advocacy of diabetes care. This programme also equips its graduates with the ability to independently seek new knowledge and skills to continuously improve diabetes care delivery.”