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, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
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