The University of Southampton
Courses

MEDI6106 Diabetes In the Young (Paediatrics through Young Adulthood)

Module Overview

Optimal diabetes management is crucial in childhood and young adulthood to prevent the long-term complications associated with diabetes. A multi-disciplinary team approach is necessary to support optimal diabetes outcomes in this group. You will explore the barriers and facilitators to optimal diabetes management, using enhanced clinical skills to support best practice diabetes management and psychological health. This module will provide you with an understanding of the complexities of paediatric diabetes, through transition to young adulthood and the challenges they pose. You will gain knowledge, through a structured approach, of specific factors that impact on diabetes self-management, family dynamics and decision-making in this group; and will be able to apply this knowledge in your own practice to help people with diabetes in a more holistic and person-centred way

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To enable students to critically explore and analyse the key theoretical and clinical aspects of the management of diabetes in children and young people with diabetes

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Examine the theories of development for child and young people and the impact of family dynamics following a diagnosis of diabetes
  • Compare the genetics, immunology, epidemiology and aetiology of type 1 and type 2 (including rare diabetes) in children and young people
  • Discuss the physiological effects of insulin and insulin deficiency
  • Critically review the need to prevent or minimise the progression of micro and macro-vascular disease in children and young people
  • Discuss the pubertal stages of development, impact of acute illness and impact of stress and associated changes required to insulin in children and young people with Type 1 diabetes
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Analyse and apply the principles and practice of carbohydrate counting in the context of healthy eating
Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Appraise the literature supporting structured diabetes education and appreciate the differences in applying this to children, young people and their families.
  • Critically review the factors associated with transition from paediatric to adult services in the care of young people with diabetes and their families, including loss to follow up and hard to reach groups
  • Select evidence-based approaches to treatment decisions, risk stratification and care planning for individuals with diabetes in different settings (including cultural diversity)

Syllabus

1. Theories of development and family dynamics following diagnosis of diabetes 2. Genetics, immunology, epidemiology and aetiology of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in children and young people 3. Physiology effects of insulin and insulin deficiency 4. Case discussions: supporting optimal self-management 5. Preventing micro and macro-vascular complications in children and young people 6. Carbohydrate counting and insulin dosing 7. Transition from paediatric to adult services and provision of consistent and appropriate healthcare 8. Evidence-based approaches to treatment decisions and care planning 9. Cultural diversity and adaptations to management (Ramadan, etc) 10. Structured diabetes education and its relevance at different stages of development

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching and learning strategies will include: formal lectures, workshops, and practice based learning. The emphasis will be on student centered learning in which you will be supported by a wide range of resources. Staff, tutors and colleagues will support your professional learning.

TypeHours
Independent Study220
Teaching30
Total study time250

Resources & Reading list

Barnard, KD. and Lloyd, CE. (Editors) (2012). Psychology and Diabetes Care: A Practical Guide. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

The pass mark for written and oral presentations is 50%. Compensation is allowed between assessments and can be carried forward to the final mark if the qualifying mark of 40% is reached.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Written assignment  (1500 words) 40%
Written assignment  (2500 words) 60%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Written assignment  (2500 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Share this module Facebook Google+ Twitter Weibo

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×