Diabetes Care

Aims of the module

The aim of this 20-credit module is to improve students’ knowledge of issues relating to diabetes care and to help them understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the care of people with diabetes.

What will I learn?

This module is designed for any registered healthcare professional who encounters patients with diabetes within their working environment. You will examine:

  • The anatomy and physiology
  • Aetiology
  • Incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus

The module will explore approaches to caring for people with diabetes, including the treatments (such as pharmacology), support, involvement of people in their own care, education, psycho-social and lifestyle issues and the organisation of care and the management of change. International, national and local initiatives in the treatment and care of people with diabetes will be explored along with the complications of diabetes. You will study risk reduction, management of short-and long-term complications and the care of specific client groups, for example children.

Teaching and learning

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be used and will include:

Formative assessment

A 500-word narrative detailing how the student intends to achieve the theoretical and clinical learning outcomes presented in the early stages of the module.

Summative assessment

An assignment of 3000 words focusing on an aspect of diabetes care. The work will examine relevant literature and discuss implications for diabetes care.

Clinical assessment

You will be required to plan and provide a diabetes teaching session. A mentor will verify your achievement of the clinical learning outcome and it will be documented within the Clinical Outcomes Achievement record.

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health Care Professions Council
  • This is a stand alone module
  • Module code: CA3S028 Level 6
  • Cost: £670  2017/18
  • Module leader: Joanne Smith


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