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This course is available to be studied in several different study modes, including online or face-to-face. Check study modes offered in the 'course details’ section below.

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has also reviewed the availability of the face-to-face version of this course, and this will be available for students to study remotely whilst the Australian border remains closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

About this course

Diabetes is estimated to affect 1.7 million Australians, with one person developing diabetes every five minutes. Most medical practitioners encounter people with diabetes in their clinical practice. Management options for diabetes are growing and becoming more complex and it is important for medical practitioners to be up-to-date about the options.

This professional certificate will enable a wide range of medical practitioners to gain a qualification in a rapidly evolving and important area of clinical practice. It is an evidence-based, interactive program that is designed to develop, update and advance the diabetes management skills of medical practitioners.

The management of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and diabetes in pregnancy is addressed, with a focus on patient-centred management, lifestyle interventions, medication options including complex insulin regimens and insulin pump therapy, new technology and monitoring, and the identification and management of diabetes-related complications. 

Units of study:

  • Diabetes Management (MBHT5001)
  • Advanced Diabetes Management (MBHT5002)

Please see below under 'What you’ll study' for further information on these unit of study.

Who should study this course?

This professional certificate is particularly useful for primary care physicians (GPs), junior medical officers, and general physicians in rural and regional areas who are involved in diabetes care.

Subject areas
Shared pool

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing date

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Starting date

Semester 1 (February)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Not available to international student visa holders. International students on other visas with study rights may apply. Also available to international students to study offshore.

Closing date

Semester 1 - 15 January of the commencing year

Starting date

Semester 1 (February)

Admission criteria

Admission to the Sydney Professional Certificate in Diabetes Management requires a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Course opportunities

Students who complete the professional certificate may credit their study towards the Metabolic Health program, given they meet the relavent admissions criteria.

Course options include:

Some metabolic health units of study are available as a non-degree course. If you are interested in completing a non-degree unit please contact Learn more about non-degree study with Sydney Medical School

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