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IMU - Malaysia’s leading private medical and health sciences university
IMU - Malaysia’s leading private medical and health sciences university


The IMU Diabetes Management and Education programme provides training at the postgraduate diploma level to healthcare providers who provide diabetes care. This programme is the highest qualification of its kind in South East Asia and modelled against international curriculum.


Tuition Fee:  RM25,200.00 

MDES/MDA/MPS Members: RM20,160.00

IMU Alumni: RM18,900.00

Others (Inaugural Intake): RM22,680.00

Total Duration:

1 year (full time), 3 years (part time)


March & July

About the Programme

The Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Management and Education is a taught course with an inclusive, innovative, and flexible curriculum designed to fit into the working adult lifestyle and impart competencies to grow a career for the future diabetes care workplace.

The programme caters for a broad range of healthcare professionals including nurses, assistant medical
officers, dietitians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, podiatrists, and medical practitioners who are interested in improving diabetes care.

Teaching and learning is delivered and supervised by highly qualified and experienced local and international specialists from the multidisciplinary areas of diabetes care, and extends beyond the provision of education to include theory, research, and the educator role into professional practice to generate individualised selfmanagement solutions for people with diabetes.

Students can choose to complete all 6 modules of the programme, within 1 year as a full-time student or within a maximum period of 3 years as a part-time student.

5 Reasons To Study This Programme

Flexible blended learning model

Innovative curriculum for career advancement

The highest qualification for diabetes management and education in South East Asia

Taught by renowned faculty in diabetes

Inclusive curriculum for multidisciplinary learning

  • Face-to-face on campus (5 WEEKDAYS per semester)
  • 43 HOURS of problem-based learning and forums
  • 57 HOURS of hands-on workshops, practicals, and tutorials
  • 80 HOURS of workplace practicum
  • 68 HOURS of guided reading and online quizzes
  • Assignment based assessment 

International & Local Faculty Members

Dr Tan Ming Yeong
Diabetes Nurse Specialist

IMU Healthcare

BSc (Hons) Nursing (United Kingdom), MSc of Nursing (Australia), Doctor of Nursing (Australia), Credentialed Diabetes Educator (Australia)

Dr Loh Vooi Lee
Consultant Endocrinologist

IMU Healthcare

Professor Dr Winnie Chee Siew Swee

Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics, School of Health Sciences,

International Medical University

BSc (Hons) Dietetics (Malaysia), MSc Food Science and Nutrition (Malaysia), PhD Food Science (Malaysia)

Professor Dr Trisha Dunning

Chair in Nursing Centre for Quality and Patient safety 

Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin

University and Barwon Health

RN, MEd, PhD, Credentialed Diabetes Educator

Associate Professor Dr Muhamad Yazid Jalaludin

Consultant Paediatrician and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Universiti Malaya Medical Centre

MPaed (UM), MBBS (UM), F'ship in Paeds Endocrinology (US)

Professor Dato’ Dr. Mafauzy Mohamed

Honorary Professor of Medicine and Senior Consultant

Endocrinologist, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

MBBS (Adelaide), MRCP (United Kingdom), Masters Medical Sciences (United Kingdom), FRCP (Edinburgh)

Professor Dato Dr Sivalingam A/L Nalliah

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine,

International Medical University

MBBS (Malaysia), MCGP (Diplomate), MRCOG (London), FRCOG (London), FICS , FUCC, FAMM, Master of Education (Malaysia)

IMU Faculty Members

Registered Nurse / Assistant Medical Officer / Dietitian / Pharmacist / Physiotherapist / Clinical Psychologist / Podiatrist/ Medical Practitioner with a Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline and a minimum CGPA of 2.50* and;

Registered (if appropriate) with Nursing / Assistant Medical  Officer / Pharmacy / Medical Practitioner Board of Malaysia or country of origin or its equivalent and;

Minimum 2 years of working experience  in their professions.

Who is Eligible to Study?

*If bachelor’s degree in related discipline is a CGPA of less than 2.50, a minimum of 2 years working experience in a related field of diabetes is required.

A Word from the Programme Director


“The mission of the IMU Diabetes Management and Education programme is to produce competent diabetes educators with a level of expertise to positively impact the health of people with diabetes while progressing in their career and professional lives. In fulfilling this mission, the IMU Diabetes Management and Education Programme has been designed to develop graduates who are able to provide personalised education, support and solutions for people with diabetes and their caregivers. The graduates of this program will also be able to help the community they engage with through the coordination and advocacy of diabetes care. This programme also equips its graduates with the ability to independently seek new knowledge and skills to continuously improve diabetes care delivery.”

BSc (Hons) Dietetics (Malaysia), MSc Community Nutrition (Malaysia),

PhD Medical and Health Sciences (Malaysia)

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