Drop in to find out more about diabetes care

Published: 5 June 2015 at 15:48

Information available in shopping centre for courses offered by Anglia Ruskin University

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A drop-in event is being held in Peterborough for people to find out more about diabetes courses offered by Anglia Ruskin University.

As part of National Diabetes Week, staff will be at the Queensgate shopping centre in the city from 9am until 5.30pm on Wednesday, 17 June, offering information on a series of courses available in Peterborough ranging from one-day workshops to the new MSc in Diabetes Care.

Diabetes affects the lives of millions of people in the UK and is a rapidly growing issue for health services to deal with. Diabetes and endocrinology is one of the most challenging and rewarding of all health care specialities, but there are also courses suitable for patients and carers.

Dr Julie Smith, Acting Head of Department for Health, Social Care and Education at Anglia Ruskin, said:

“There are around 3.2million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes. It is a massive health issue and a growing one due to an ageing population and lifestyle factors. At Anglia Ruskin, we are determined to do our bit to try and help healthcare services by training specialists in this field.
“We have a variety of courses in this field available to study in the centre of Peterborough. Whether you want to specialise in this field as a career, or simply want to know more about a condition affecting you or a relative, options are available.”

The MSc postgraduate programme is available to study in Peterborough from September, either for 12 months (full-time) or 24 months (part-time). For more details about the range of courses available, visit www.anglia.ac.uk.