Diabetes Care

 

Diabetes Care

This course is ideal for Registered Nurses caring for people living with diabetes or who have a keen interest in developing their knowledge and skills re diabetes. It aims to enable module participants to acquire further evidence-based knowledge of issues related to diabetes care and to understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the care of people with diabetes. 

Skills gained from studying this module could be used to enhance their clinical practice and practice more effectively and with greater confidence.

A number of past students who have successfully completed the module have gone on to develop their nursing careers as diabetes specialist nurses.

MODULE CODE CAMPUS DURATION START DATE
CA3S028 (Level 6) Glyntaff (virtual at present) 12 weeks February 2021
CA4S065 (Level 7) Glyntaff (virtual at present) 12 weeks February 2021

  • Strategic overview of diabetes care in Wales, UK and Globally
  • Contemporary diabetes management
  • Classification and diagnosis Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Prevention and early detection of diabetes
  • Anatomy and physiology applied to diabetes
  • Oral and Injectable therapies
  • Initiating insulin and insulin regimes
  • Blood glucose and ketone monitoring
  • Hypoglycaemia and sickness management  
  • Nutrition and diabetes: carbohydrate awareness
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Structured diabetes education
  • Mental health and diabetes
  • Patient perspective of living with diabetes
  • Modern management for children and young people
  • Managing diabetes in pregnancy
  • Diabetic foot care: screening and risk assessment
  • Managing diabetes in the acute setting: DKA and HHS
  • Diabetes complications

A broad range of expert clinicians working with people with diabetes will contribute to the teaching in this module in addition to experiences lecturers who have a keen interest and significant experience in managing people with diabetes in both the acute and primary care settings. 

Student will learn through use of the following methods:

  • Synchronous live teaching sessions (virtual at present)
  • Asynchronous guided study materials
  • Group discussion
  • Tutorials
  • Practice based clinical learning

200 hours of time will need to be devoted to this module

  • Lecture (28 hours)
  • Project supervision (2 hours)
  • Work based learning (100 hours)
  • Independent learning (70 hours) 



To apply for this course you will need to be a Registered Nurse or Midwife caring for people with diabetes.

Your Line manager/employer should offer support to study the module, identify a suitable Practice Assessor and secure funding. This may involve an employer led interview.

Assessment for CA3S028

Formative Assessment

Engage in weekly activity and class discussions/tutorials.

Summative Assessment

3000-word essay focusing on an aspect of diabetes care.

Practice Assessment

Clinical learning outcome related to the delivery of a teaching session on an aspect of diabetes care/management. 

Assessment for CA4S065

Formative Assessment

Engage in weekly activity and class discussions/tutorials.

Summative Assessment

3000-word essay focusing on an aspect of diabetes care.

1500-word critical reflection on teaching session.

Practice Assessment

Clinical learning outcome related to the delivery of a teaching session on an aspect of diabetes care/management. 


Each student will be appointed an Academic Supervisor and have access to a Practice Assessor

 

  • IT access
  • IT literate
  • Access to caring for people living with diabetes
  • Appointed Practice Assessor to assess clinical learning 
  • Line manager support to access continuous practice development (CPD)

Interested in Applying?

Contact module leader, Joanne Smith: [email protected]