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Professional course

Care of the Adult with Diabetes

20 credit, level 3 and Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZTR3Q203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Delivery:
Part-time
Course director:
Rachel Gilbert

Page last updated 4 October 2016

Introduction

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patho-physiological processes associated with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and the impact on individuals, their family/carers.
  • Appraise the influence of effective communication, cultural, political, social and psychological context which relate to and impact on the care and management of diabetes.
  • Demonstrate critical knowledge of current issues associated with the promotion of health in diabetes.
  • Explore diagnostic investigations and treatment modalities of Type1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Assess, plan and deliver effective care to individuals with diabetes and make recommendations for future practice.

Entry requirements

Registered Practitioners only.

Structure

Content

Topics will include:

  • Pathophysiology of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and how this relates to the normal physiology of insulin production and mode of action
  • Typical progressive patterns of diabetes
  • Psychological and social considerations in renal care
  •  Investigations, diagnosis, health promotion in diabetes

Management of diabetes

  • Causes, prevention and treatment of acute emergencies
  • Pharmacology in diabetes                                                
  • The role of lifestyle modification (including diet and exercise)  
  • The importance of monitoring health in preventing acute and chronic complications of diabetes

Living with diabetes and maintaining optimal health

  • The cultural context of diabetes, including the implications of ethnicity, gender, health beliefs
  • The principle of structured education in diabetes
  • Specific requirements including inpatient care, young person, pregnancy
  • Role of support groups (Diabetes UK, local groups)

Professional issues

  • Multi-disciplinary roles in diabetes care
  • Current issues associated with diabetes (strategies associated with obesity, healthy eating, promoting exercise)
  • National policies relevant to diabetes (National Service Frameworks, the Expert Patient Programme, Health Technology Assessments)
  • Current research findings and application to evidence-based care in diabetes

Learning and Teaching

Scheduled learningincludes lectures, seminars, tutorials, reflection on practice and work based learning, practical classes and workshops.

Independent learningincludes hours engaged with essential reading, case study preparation and presentation, assignment preparation and completion.

Study time

The actual contact time is 48 hours, this is complemented by self-directed learning and online learning resources.

Assessment

Case Study Essay: Writing an essay demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the management of individuals with diabetes within the student's practice area. (3000 words)

The essay should include a brief history of the person, the pathophysiology of diabetes and how care was delivery in order to meet the person's healthcare needs. 

At level 3 you are expected to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise the delivery of service in this case study. This should include some appreciation of how evidence based practice influence the service delivery.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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