Diabetes is recognised internationally as a major health problem.

This module will provide structured materials which will enable the practitioner to examine disease processes of both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, current modes of diagnosis, assessment, treatment and contemporary management of the disease in adults.

The module aims to deliver a specialist focus on self management which will enable you to provide an optimum care package for the individual with Diabetes.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Examine multiprofessional diabetes services and illustrate an understanding of other professionals' roles and how these contribute to the service

  • Identify and critically evaluate educational strategies for clients with diabetes in order to ensure effective self management

  • Critically evaluate evidence-based knowledge related to the assessment, treatment and management of those persons with diabetes, providing an evidence base for best practice.

Topics covered may include:

  • Basic Principles of Diabetes & its Biochemistry

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical Manifestations/ features of Diabetes

  • Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes:

  • Management of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Management of type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

  • Dietetic intervention

  • Management in extraordinary situations/ Surgery/ other illnesses

  • Complications of Diabetes

  • Living with Diabetes

  • Organisation of Care

  • Patient knowledge skills and attitude

Please note: *Prices correct for 2018/19 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2019