Degree type:
Master
Master of Applied Science
School of health sciences
Program Description:

The Master of Science in Diabetes Care and Patient Education (M.Sc. DCPE) is a two-year interprofessional program that emphasizes the practical application of theoretical concepts to prepare health professionals for comprehensive and expert diabetic care and for leadership roles in the management of diabetes. The M.Sc. DCPE program is founded on national and international diabetes education standards, frameworks, and competencies, including from the International Diabetes Federation and the American Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES). Students advance their knowledge and skill through innovative teaching and learning opportunities, and immersion in experiential learning in state- of-the-art labs and simulation centers. Students complete placements in diverse practice settings. Graduates are prepared to integrate patient-centered care, to apply principles and best practices for cardiometabolic disorders education, to leverage technology, and to support the emotional well-being of people living with diabetes.

Program Duration:

Two years

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science from CNA-Q or Bachelor of Science from UDST;

 

OR

  • Undergraduate degree in an accepted health care field from an accredited higher education institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The accepted health care fields include:
    • Clinical Psychologist
    • Dietician/Nutritionist
    • Exercise Physiologist/Exercise Medicine
    • Master Certified Health Education Specialist
    • Master of Public Health/Health Education 
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Optometrist
    • Pharmacist
    • Physical Therapist
    • Podiatrist
    • Physician
    • Physician Assistant
    • Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioners)
  • The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department

 

OR

  • A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 6.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 6.0

 

OR

  • A valid (within two years) TOEFL score of 90 and minimum scores of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, and 20 in speaking

 

OR

  • A valid (within two years) iBT score of 72
  • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.),
  • Two confidential recommendation letters, preferably one professional and one academic,
  • A satisfactory performance in the personal interview with the Admissions Committee, and
  • Current licensure/registration with a recognized registry/licensure body.
     

Study Plan:

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 1

MADC5110

Organization of Diabetes Care

- - 3 3 0

MADC5120

Teaching & Learning Practice in DSME Programs 

- - 4 3 3
MADC5130

Diabetes Prevention & Health Promotion

- - 3 3 0
MADC5140

Clinical Aspects of Diabetes Care 

- - 3 3 0
MADC5150

Diabetes Management I: Nutrition & Physical Activity

- - 4 3 3
MADC5000

Diabetes Care Calculations

- - 1 1 0
Semester 1 Total: 18 16 6
SEMESTER 2
MADC5210 Diabetes Management II: Pharmacotherapy & Technology MADC5150 - 4 3 3
MADC5220 Pediatric & Adolescent Diabetes Education MADC5110 MADC5120 MADC5130 MADC5140 MADC5150 - 3 3 2
MADC5230 Diabetes in Special Populations MADC5110 MADC5120 MADC5130 MADC5140 MADC5150 - 3 3 0
MADC5240 Microvascular & Other Complications  MADC5120 MADC5130 MADC5140 - 3 3 2
MADC5250 Cardiometabolic Disorders MADC5120 MADC5130 MADC5140 - 3 3 2
Semester 2 Total: 16 15 9
SEMESTER 3
MADC5310 Diabetes Educator Practicum Successful completion of all Semester 1 and 2 courses - 5 245 Total HRs
Semester 3 Total: 5 0 0
YEAR 1 TOTAL: 39 31 15

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
    Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 4

MADC6110

Research Methods in Diabetes Care & Management I 

- - 3 3 2
Semester 4 Total: 3 3 2
SEMESTER 5
MADC6220 Research Methods in Diabetes Care & Management II – Thesis or Professional Project  MADC6110 - 3 3 2
Semester 5 Total: 3 3 2
SEMESTER 6
MADC6330 Research Methods in Diabetes Care & Management III – Thesis or Professional Project

MADC6110 MADC6220

- 1 1 2
Semester 6 Total: 1 1 2
YEAR 2 TOTAL: 7 7 6
M.Sc. DCPE PROGRAM TOTAL: 46 38 21

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Master of Science in Diabetes Care and Patient Education program are equipped to pursue further specialization in their field or post-graduate research.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

Given the prevalence of diabetes in the State of Qatar, there is a need for health care providers with advanced knowledge and skills in Diabetes Care and Patient Education. Graduates of the program will practice in various settings nationally and internationally. A wide range of career opportunities in field currently exist and they include but are not limited to the following:

  • Diabetes educators – Hospital Setting
  • Diabetes educators – Community Setting
  • Diabetes Educator – Academic Setting
  • Diabetes care and education specialists
  • Patient Educator
  • Patient Educator Coordinator
  • Diabetes Educator – Public Health Setting
  • Patient Educator – Public Health Setting
  • Patient Education Supervisor

 

Contact for the Program

Wisal Salih
Department Head, Patient Care & Health Technology

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