Develop the professional skills you need to care effectively and compassionately for people of any age with diabetes. Learn about the physiology, symptoms and impact of diabetes, the various interventions available and how to manage acute and long-term diabetic complications.
Are you a registered nurse, health visitor, midwife or other healthcare professional? Are you currently working in a hospital or community setting, where diabetes mellitus care forms a significant part of the workload? Our course will advance your skills in this increasingly important area of practice.
As a practitioner with an interest in the management of adults or children living with diabetes, you’ll benefit from this module either to improve your current practice, or as career development at post graduate level 7.
You’ll deepen your appreciation of inter-professional and partnership working when caring for people with diabetes. You'll also develop skills in all aspects of diabetes management, and be able to identify diabetes competencies applicable to your role.
Diabetes mellitus affects every age group from childhood to old age, so you’ll learn to support people as they come to terms with having a long-term condition at any age - empowering them to make choices about the management of their diabetes.
Diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder, involving persistent hyperglycaemia and other cardiovascular risk factors. Recent research has provided clear evidence that improving the control of blood glucose and vascular risk factors will delay and reduce the severity of diabetic complications.
Our course includes a series of lectures, tutorials, group work and study pack, and we'll also make use of the virtual learning environment.
Assessment is by way of an essay, which critically analyses the care given to a client with diabetes, supported by research evidence.
Registered nurses, health visitors, midwives or other healthcare professionals who are employed in a hospital or community setting, and are responsible for caring for a significant number of people with diabetes mellitus.
Please note that all dates are currently tentative and subject to change. Teaching dates and times will be confirmed in July.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support or students through their learning.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
Short course continuing professional development ()
February 2019, October 2018
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
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