University Graduation at Dasman Diabetes Institute
The University of Dundee has held its second graduation ceremony at the flagship Dasman Diabetes Institute in Kuwait City.
Graduation marked the successful achievements of over 50 postgraduate students, including the first Masters level graduates. The event marked the pinnacle of three years of hard work and dedication for the students and dignitaries from Kuwait and Scotland joined them to celebrate their achievements.
Diabetes is a significant problem in Kuwait where it has been estimated that up to 1 in 4 of the adult population suffers from the disease. The University, a world leader in clinical diabetes care and diabetes research, has been working in partnership with the Dasman Diabetes Institute since 2011 to help deliver its mission to prevent, control and mitigate the impact of diabetes in Kuwait.
Programme Director Professor Mairi Scott said, “We are delighted to have so many post-graduate Diabetes Care and Education graduates and commend their hard work and dedication. Their success will lead to even greater successes in improving the health of the people of Kuwait. The Kuwait-Scotland relationship goes from strength to strength.”
The Postgraduate Masters programme in Diabetes Care, Education and Management is available to a wide range of Kuwait-based healthcare professionals who study part time while in work.
Through face-to-face and innovative interactive teaching, the programme enables healthcare professionals to provide more effective care for their patients. They gain specialised knowledge of diabetes along with the educational and management training that supports them in effective communication with colleagues and patients.
The programme is flexible, allowing students to choose modules from a range of clinical, management or education based topics that are most relevant to their professional requirements. Throughout their studies students undertake multiple work-based development projects as assignments with the aim of immediately improving and developing diabetes healthcare provision and reflective practice throughout healthcare practices in Kuwait.
British Ambassador to Kuwait, His Excellency Matthew Lodge, said, “The hard work, endeavour and expertise pooled by the University of Dundee and Dasman Diabetes Institute has provided a group of graduated students who are able to address some of the healthcare issues which are most topical and pressing in Kuwait and across modern society.”