Diabetes educators play a vital role in supporting people living with diabetes to manage their condition and achieve optimal health outcomes. They help patients understand their diagnosis and treatment, as well as empower them to develop effective self-care behaviors. 

Diabetes (Advanced Diploma) can be taken over 1 Year of full time study or 2 Years of part-time study.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Plan, deliver, and evaluate patient education.
  2. Employ facilitation and communication skills in a health care setting.
  3. Counsel patients about relevant risks and ​complications.
  4. Develop and deliver culturally specific health education campaigns.
  5. Demonstrate a clear knowledge and understanding of ethical issues related to patient advocacy and confidentiality.
  6. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors at all times.
  7. Ensure that patient care is delivered in accordance with evidence-based practices.

Career Opportunities

Given the prevalence of diabetes in the State of Qatar, there is a need for health care providers who are specifically trained in Diabetes Education to help patients better manage this disease. Graduates may find employment in public and private hospitals, as well as in organizations which treat and/or prevent diabetes and aim to reduce adverse health behaviors in patients and the wider population (e.g., Hamad Medical Corporation, Sidra Medicine, and Primary Health Care). 

Entrance requirements

  1. The entrance requirements for the Health Education: Diabetes (Advanced Diploma) are:
  • Graduation from a recognized two- or three-year post-secondary diploma or degree in a healthcare-related field.
  • The required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and the Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form, received within two years, with an overall band of 5.0 and no band below 4.5, are exempt from the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests, such as TOEL, contact the Registrar’s office.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. Students entering the Advanced Care Paramedicine program must meet English language proficiency requirements by obtaining one of the following:
    • An overall score of 65 or greater   on the Oxford Online Placement Test  (OOPT) or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Registrar’s Office 
    • A valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, listening) below 4.5. 
    • Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course. 
  1. Students graduating from the Advanced Care Paramedicine program must meet English language exit requirements by presenting a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 6.0 with no individual band score below 5.5.​