Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes in Dubai

Key Information


Application Deadline: 31/10/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

Ref: 10007196


Departure Date: 03/03/23

Return Date: 10/03/23


£1100: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding DMU Global bursary). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable))


DMU Global Bursary: £400


Accommodation: Shared rooms at the DMU Dubai campus halls

Travel: Flights will be booked by DMU


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Bunmi Ibrahim -


All Medical Science BMedSci, Biomedical Science BSc and Nutrition BSc are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.




Trip description

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has seen a sharp increase in prevalence in recent years. Its effect is evident from cradle (1 in 6 live births) to grave (6.7 million deaths). About 537 million adults are thought to be living with diabetes. In 2021, the WHO launched a global initiative aimed for sustained improvements in diabetes prevention and care.

Participants will learn about diagnosis, treatment and research in diabetes and gain an understanding of the healthcare system in another country. This will provide an opportunity to critically reflect on the values, attitudes and holistic approaches required by healthcare practitioners to deliver evidence-based care. Students will also gain more insight into the relationship between diabetes and kidney diseases. In addition, it is expected that student will get an opportunity to communicate this concern to students in schools as well as educate them on steps that can be taken to prevent the disease. Students will also be expected to shadow activities for world kidney day on 10 March.

The estimated total cost for flights and accommodation for this trip to the UAE is £1100. Students will be expected to pay the remaining amount after the £400 DMU Global bursary is deducted from the total.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Dubai are:

  • Learn about the advances in the management of diabetes in the UAE
  • Compare and contrast the role of healthcare practitioners in the diagnosis, assessment and management of diabetes and kidney disease
  • Collaborate to communicate and share knowledge of science to students in a school setting
  • Enhance intercultural awareness through learning about UAE culture and customs

Before the trip there will be a virtual preparatory talk provided by the lead for Science at DMU Dubai.

Cultural activities

Whilst in Dubai, students will have some free time to explore its many sights and attractions. You will have the chance to visit Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (£30), the tallest building in the world with a staggering 160 floors and looms at 828 metres high. When in Abu Dhabi, there will also be the opportunity to visit the Louvre (£15) and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

COVID-19 information

Travel to UAE is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for the UAE.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.