• UAB-specific Master's Degree
  • Code: 3467/7
  • 7th edition
  • Modality: Blended
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Start date: 08/10/2021
  • Finish date: 30/09/2022
  • Places: 25
  • Orientation: Professional
  • Price: 3960 €
  • Special price 3564 €
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  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Location: Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Ctra. Canyet s/n 08916 Badalona
This master's degree teaches all aspects of diabetic foot care.
Diabetes is an extremely widespread illness in Western society. Its healthcare costs are among the highest of chronic diseases, mostly due to the high morbidity and mortality associated with vascular disease. The syndrome known as diabetic foot is an illness of mixed etiology in which three main factors intervene: vasculopathy, neuropathy and infection. A need for multidisciplinary teams to treat diabetic foot has been identified recently. In fact, one is already in place at the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, which has a Diabetic Foot Unit that enjoys great prestige in Spain. The experience acquired over the years at this unit has made it possible to offer training for healthcare professionals intending to work in diabetic foot care. The underlying aim of this programme, and of diabetic foot units in general, is to reduce the number of amputations caused by this pathology.

The programme is unique in the whole of Spain, and arises from the need to train up professionals in the care of diabetic foot, as demand for these is expected to rise in the coming years. It should be noted that diabetic foot affects one out of every five patients with diabetes at least once in their lives, with significant effects on their feet and on morbidity in general. Most centres do not have a specific caregiver in charge of diabetic foot, which is placed in the hands of different professionals (vascular surgeons, traumatologists, endocrinologists, primary care physicians, chiropodists or nurses) who each have their own perspectives on an illness that requires a multidisciplinary approach. This master's degree aims to redress this situation.
Currently, there is no programme in Spain providing specialist training in diabetic foot, in spite of the need to group professionals together in specialised units, both in hospitals and in primary care.

Career opportunities

Career options go from being the expert in a primary care team to joining a multidisciplinary team in a hospital or in private practice.


Students undertake practical sessions and seminars, which are classed as mandatory.
- Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol.
- Department of Morphological Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine, UAB, Bellaterra.

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Coordinating centres

Departamento de Medicina

Collaborating centres

ENG/Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol


Jordi Viadé Julià

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