Request an Appointment

New Patient Existing Patient

Find a Doctor


Khaleej Al Arabi Branch, Abu Dhabi

T: +971 2 404 0800
F: +971 2 404 0900

PO Box 48338
Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Beside Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Zayed Sports City Branch, Abu Dhabi

T: +971 2 404 0800
F: +971 2 404 0900

PO Box 48338
Zayed Sports City
Between entry gates 1 & 6
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain Branch, Al Ain

T: +971 3 746 4800
F: +971 3 746 4900

PO Box 222464
Beside Tawam Hospital
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Imperial Diabetes Educator Training Course

The Imperial Diabetes Educator Training Course at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre is a multi-disciplinary course which develops students for work as health professionals in the area of diabetes education and management in a variety of settings.

It is open to nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who would like a detailed outline of the basic concepts of diabetes self-management education.

Over the course of an academic year students will learn about applied biological and behavioural sciences, principles of teaching and learning, chronic disease self-management eduation and best practice management of diabetes. Students study the system in place to prevent and manage diabetes, with an emphasis on the self-management model course.

Studies will be complemented with 300 hours of clinical practice placement with an ICLDC clinician or dietician which will equip students to provide competent diabetes related clinical care.

2019 IDET Course Enrollments
    Open now for applications. 
    Interviews will start from August 16, 2018.
    IDET Course will start in January 2019.

DURATION 1 academic year
TIMINGS 5.30pm - 7.00pm
AUDIENCE Nurses, Dieticians, Pharmacists and Healthcare Professionals
TELEPHONE  02 40 40 970

Course Structure


The course will have three components:

  • 1. Academic: via lectures and workshops
  • 2. Clinical: by practical experience in number of clinical environments
  • 3. Practical: by attending workshops on important aspects of diabetes education, including monitoring, and insulin injection devices and communication skills


Academic and practical sessions are scheduled once a week, on Wednesday evenings, from 5:00 – 7:30 pm, and once a month on a Monday afternoon, from 5:00 – 7:30 pm. Extra sessions may be introduced at the discretion of the course faculty or Programme Director. Monday’s are reserved for case seminars.

Each student will be assigned to an academic tutor who will be responsible for monitoring their progress

Learning Support:

Every student will be given full support throughout the course and will be assigned an academic tutor who will monitor progress.

Course Outline:

An outline of all the lectures given during the course can be downloaded from the website of the International Diabetes Federation.Go to Diabetes Education Modules

Please note that these only provide an outline of what is taught and the actual lesson will vary slightly.


Please fill the form below and submit to register your interest.
Please note that places are limited
and registering does not guarantee admission into the programme

If your first language is not English please provide evidence that you have achieved the required qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 5.0 overall.(or TOEFL equivalent may also be considered )

Have you previously applied or participated in any ICLDC Education events or programmers?

Please provide your documents (Word , PDF or JPEG formats only)


Copy of degree certificate

Copy of certificate showing you have achieved the required standard of English: Academic IELTS;5.0 overall


The course fee is AED 21,000. This is usually payable before commencement of the course. However you wish to pay in instalments please email

At ICLDC Abu Dhabi or Al Ain

Payments for the course can be made by registering online , by bank transfer or at one of our centres in Abu Dhabi or Al Ain Please do not make any payments until you have received confirmation that you have been accepted for the course.

Entry Requirements

* Applicants must have completed at least a recognised bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent qualification.

* Degree or equivalent must be in nursing or healthcare related field (eg Dietetics, pharmacy)

* If you don’t have the required IELTS English language qualification depending on your interview a conditional offer may be granted. This offer is subject to gaining IELTS 5.0 overall within three months of starting of the course.

* Demand is expected to be high so eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

* All applicants must be UAE healthcare professional licensed (HAAD now Department of Health of Abu Dhabi, MOH, DHA)

* The English proficiency requirement for UAE-based applicants with the required qualifications is:
Academic IELTS: 5.0 overall. (or TOEFL equivalent may also be considered)

* All applicants must pass an entry interview.If you have any questions please email:



Students are assessed through a combination of clinical, case-based assessments and written examinations.

1. Clinical: By keeping a logbook of clinics attended and case seen
2. Workshop: A number of workshops on case discussions and special presentations
3. Examination 1: At the end of the first term there will be a written exam, mainly based on cases
4. Examination 2: There will be a multiple choice exam at the end of the second term
5. Examination 3: This final exam is a combination multiple choice test, comprising of written and oral questions,
focusing on clinical cases and practical skills.

Successful graduates will have a certificate from the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre and Higher Colleges of Technology. Graduates will be eligible for licensure as a Health Educator by Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD). IDET is one of just a few courses in the UAE that has this status