- Study Mode: Part Time
- Location: Uxbridge
- Duration: 15 Weeks
- Start Date: February and September 2022
Led by our experienced and supportive staff, this course gives you the opportunity to build upon existing knowledge and study the nature of diabetes mellitus in greater depth, including its impact on the patient and family.
Want to enhance your skills with one of our short courses? To apply for one of our Continuing Professional Development courses, please use our application portal. If you are being funded as part of an NHS contract, please apply through our dedicated NHS application portal.
Fees and Funding
Covering the costs of your professional development may now be easier than you think. There are many ways you can fund your course, such as employer/NHS sponsorship. There is also the option to pay in instalments to help spread the cost.
Credits: 30 credits at Level 6 and 7
Why study this subject?
Designed for health care practitioners, this short course will help develop your knowledge and understanding of caring for patients with diabetes.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
We have a long history of training nurses and giving them the skills and practice-based experience they need to provide excellent patient care.
What will I study?
This module is offered at Level 6 and Level 7 and will cover areas such as:
- epidemiology of diabetes mellitus and anatomy
- physiology and disordered physiology
- pharmacology of type 1 and 2 diabetes
- investigations, diagnosis and management of diabetes
- blood glucose monitoring and insulin therapy
- NICE guidelines
- local guidelines
- national service frameworks for diabetes and its implementation
- complications of diabetes and their prevention
- wound management and the diabetic foot
- psychological and socio-cultural issues in diabetes
- health promotion in diabetes
- medical nutrition therapy
- inter-professional collaboration in diabetes management and the expert patient's perspectives of diabetes
- diabetes across the life span
- diabetes in children adolescents and the elderly diabetes in pregnancy and future trends in diabetes management.
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the epidemiology, aetiology and pathology of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and the impact on the health of the individual
- critically analyse the therapeutic management of Type1 and Type 2 Diabetes: Blood Glucose Monitoring, Oral and Insulin therapies
- critically examine the role of the inter-professional team in the management and care of clients with diabetes in the hospital and community setting
- critically review the evidence-base for diabetes care and decision making in inter-professional practice
- critically analyse government strategies for diabetes and examine their benefits for practice within an inter-professional context
- critically evaluate the physical, psycho-social and cultural impact of diabetes on the client and family.
How will I be taught and assessed?
A range of teaching and learning methods will be used to address both the theoretical and practical components of the course.
You'll be encouraged to use the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to aid further discussion and sharing of ideas during the inter-block period and group support.
Assessment will be based on a case study from your area of practice, which critically analyses the epidemiology, aetiology, pathology and management of an individual with diabetes.
This module is also available without credits attached. If you choose this option, you'll be awarded a certificate of Continuing Professional Development but will not be required to undertake the final assessment.
When will this course run?
This course will run on Wednesdays from 10am - 5pm.
What are the course entry requirements?
Registered health care professional with minimum 6 months experience in a relevant area.
For Level 6 study you'll need 120 credits at Level 5 or equivalent. For Level 7 study, 120 credits at Level 6 or the equivalent are required.
How much does it cost
Home and EU
Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022