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Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Management & Education

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
Course Duration1 year (full-time), 3 years (part-time)
Part Time/Full TimeFull-time/Part-time
FacultySchool of Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyPostgraduate Diploma
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

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.


Programme Structure

DME7101 Management of Diabetes and Complications
(5 credits)
DME7103 Care of Special Groups (4 credits) DME7107 Research Methodology (6 credits)
DME7102 Diabetes Self-Management Education in Psychosocial Context
(5 Credits)
DME7104 Teaching and Learning in Diabetes Care
(6 Credits)
DME7108 Management of Microvascular and Macrovascular Complications (4 Credits)

Commencement of the programme will determine the sequence of modules taken for the three semesters.


Option I. Full-time
Students who take the programme on a full-time basis will finish the programme over three semesters within a period of 12 months or 1 year.

Option II. Part-time
Students who take the programme on a part-time basis have the option to finish the programme over a maximum period of 36 months or 3 years.

Teaching and Learning Activities
Blended learning that combines onsite learning activities at the university, offsite placement at the student’s place of work, online learning, and independent assignments

Entry Requirements

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

English Requirements for International Students

  • IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
  • TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 42; or
  • Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge Linguaskill : Overall score of 160; or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 47;

The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:

  • International students from countries in which English is the first language.
  • International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.
Intake Months

March & July

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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