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Khaleej Al Arabi Branch, Abu Dhabi

800 42532 (ICLDC)
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: 800 42532 (ICLDC)
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:800 42532 (ICLDC)
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 (IDET) Course at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) is a multi-disciplinary course to develop students for work as health professionals in the area of diabetes education and management. IDET is one of just a few courses in the UAE that has this status.

Over the duration of the course students will learn about chronic disease self-management education, applied biological and behavioural sciences, principles of teaching and learning, and best practice management of diabetes.

Studies will be complemented with 300 cases of clinical attachment with ICLDC physicians, dieticians and educators. This will equip students to provide competent diabetes related clinical care.

It is open to nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. Graduates will be eligible for licensure as a Health Educator by Department of Health (DoH) Abu Dhabi (previously Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD).

2020 IDET Course Enrollments

  • Open now for applications 
  • IDET Course will start in January 2020
DURATION Ten months (January – October)
TIMINGS 5.30pm - 7.00pm (Wednesdays)
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS Nurses, Dieticians, Pharmacists and Healthcare Professionals
CONTACT   02 40 40 970 /

Course Structure


The course will have three components:

  • 1. Academic: by case based learning and online modules
  • 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


Topics covered include


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

  • 1. Pathophysiology and Prevention of Diabetes
  • 2. Diagnosis and Targets
  • 3. Diabetes Education
  • 4. Lifestyle Management
  • 5. Pharmacotherapy
  • 6. Complications
  • 7. Special Circumstances
  • 8. Diabetes across the lifespan



Wednesday evening

Academic and practical sessions are scheduled once a week, on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Extra sessions may be introduced at the discretion of the course faculty or Programme Director.

Clinical Attachment hours

In addition to the Wednesday sessions students are required to complete the clinical attachment which will take place during regular working hours. The course coordinator will help to facilitate this based on an individual students availability.

Learning support:

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


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

Cost per Registration:

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

Before the course start date all applicants must have

  • 1. A recognised bachelor’s degree in nursing or healthcare related field (e.g Dietetics, pharmacy) or an equivalent qualification
  • 2. Proof of English language proficiency (Minimum grade in Academic IETLS ≥5.0 overall or equivalent)
  • 3. UAE healthcare professional license (HAAD now Department of Health of Abu Dhabi, MOH or DHA)

*If you have any questions please email:


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

To successfully complete the course, students are required to achieve an overall pass rate of 60%.

Successful graduates will have a certificate from the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in collaboration with Zayed University.