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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
Programme leader:
Rachel Gilbert

Page last updated 18 September 2018

Introduction

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology associated with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and their impact on individuals, their family and carers.
  • Identify contemporary issues in diabetes care management, and apply evidence, guidelines and national and local policy frameworks in managing complex clinical situations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies for the clinical management of diabetes and the prevention of complications in a range of patient scenarios.
  • Develop and evaluate care strategies that promote health and minimise the physical and psychosocial impact of diabetes and its complications.
  • Evaluate own role, and that of the multidisciplinary team, in the care management for individuals with diabetes.

Entry requirements

You must be a registered practitioner, and have successfully completed a two to three day foundation course in diabetes, or have equivalent knowledge gained through study and/or clinical practice.

Structure

Content

Topics will include:

Physiology of diabetes

  • Pathophysiology of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and how this relates to the normal physiology of insulin production and mode of action
  • Initial diagnosis and investigations in diabetes
  • Typical progressive patterns of diabetes
  • Pharmacology

Management of diabetes

  • Psychosocial considerations in diabetes management
  • Health promotion in diabetes and the role of lifestyle modification and behaviour change theories
  • Nutrition
  • Causes, prevention and treatment of acute emergencies
  • Principles of self-management
  • The importance of monitoring in preventing acute and chronic complications of diabetes
  • Retinopathy, Nephropathy, Neuropathy, Macro and Micro-vascular disease

Living with diabetes and maintaining optimal health

  • The implications of ethnicity, gender and health beliefs
  • The principles of structured education in diabetes
  • Specific management of certain groups of patient i.e. inpatients, young people, pregnant women, older adults and frail people

Professional issues

  • Multi-disciplinary roles in diabetes care
  • National and Local policies relevant to diabetes care and management (NSF, NICE, Expert patient)
  • Contemporary research and application to evidence-based care in diabetes management.

Learning and Teaching

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

Independent learning includes 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

Level 3  

Presentation of an evidence based poster linked to an aspect of diabetes, followed by critical questioning as an oral defence of the poster.

The presentation and oral defence will last a maximum of 30 minutes, broken down into a 20 minute presentation of the poster, followed by a 10 minute oral defence, composed of critical questions. The poster will be assessed under controlled conditions.

Level M 

A 3000 word essay which explores a review of an individual with diabetes. This should include:

  • Biopsychosocial issues for the patient
  • Intervention strategies and priorities on the part of the healthcare professional
  • Clinical goals.

The essay should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease process, and the impact on the individual.  Knowledge of accepted guidelines and their application to practice should be evident.

Features

Study facilities

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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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

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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to 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.

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