By 2030, 7.8% of the world’s adult population is expected to be living with diabetes. (World Health Organisation). If current trends persist, one in three people in England will be obese by 2034 and one in ten will develop type 2 diabetes. The total cost of diabetes in the UK is 23.7 billion, this figure is predicted to rise to 39.8 billion by 2036. This increasing burden of diabetes impacts on a wide range of professional services across primary and secondary care. Health care professionals will be increasingly called upon to support the delivery of high quality multidisciplinary diabetes care across the sector.
This module will provide a detailed overview of the management of adult diabetes in primary and secondary care. Sessions will include a comprehensive introduction, management of complications, pharmacology and diabetes management, the role of the dietitian and diabetes specialist nurse and the foot in diabetes (including peripheral vascular disease).
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Critically analyze and synthesize knowledge of differing beliefs, attitudes and values which may impact on lifestyle and cultural choices, considering the needs of individuals from differing backgrounds
- Demonstrate in depth understanding of the normal and altered physiology related to diabetes
- Critically explore the psychosocial needs of individuals living with diabetes and their carers
- Critically consider and justify the local and multi-agency support available to ensure the provision of integrated partnership in health and social care
- The aim of this module is to equip suitably qualified healthcare professionals with the knowledge and understanding to support and underpin their professional practice in the following area of diabetes care: prevention, early detection, screening, diagnosis, reducing the risk of complications, meeting the needs of specific groups, and disease management.
- Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of the current pharmacological treatment, management and service provision of diabetes
- Evidence knowledge and synthesize national and local guidelines and systems of care for the management of acute and long term complications of diabetes
Syllabus content was developed in partnership with Medical, Nursing and Allied Health colleagues in primary and secondary care.
- Current research, evidence and policy drivers
- Pathophysiology of diabetes
- Screening, assessment and diagnosis
- Management of the full spectrum of diabetes e.g. types 1 and II, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and the impact of multiple co-morbidities
- Diet and lifestyle management options
- Living with diabetes –impact on service users, families and carers
- Partnership approaches
- The use of technology to support management e.g. telehealth/telemedicine options
- Identifying and managing emergent complications of the disease
- Working across professional and organisational boundaries
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Keynote speakers who are specialists within their field will be identified to deliver lectures and seminars. Face to face sessions will utilise some didactic lecturing supported by case studies, discussion and group work. Student centred seminars/case conferencing sessions will provide the opportunity for discussing key issues arising from teaching sessions and assignments. Learners will employ self-directed and discovery learning to support the materials provided in face to face sessions, and will be expected to be involved in the presentation and discussion of case studies from their own practice.
The University has a range of online facilities to support students develop the necessary skills to complete the module which include help with literature searching, referencing and academic writing. Blackboard will be utilised to provide case studies in addition to lecture and course materials. Facilitators will be available electronically for support and advice.
|Total study time||250|
Resources & Reading list
Holloway, I. & Wheeler, S. (2010). Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. Diabetes Care Vol.35. Sup 1.
Byrne CD and Wild SH (2011). The Metabolic Syndrome. Chichester: Blackwell Publishing.
Holt RIG, et al (2010). Textbook of Diabetes. Chichester: Blackwell Publishing.
Greenhalgh T (2010). How to read a paper; the basics of evidence based medicine. Chichester: Blackwell Publishing.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Class Test
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External