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MEDI6110 Work Based Learning in Diabetes

Module Overview

This module is designed to offer practitioners a different and flexible approach to learning. It will provide you with opportunities for personal and professional development according to your individual learning needs whether as continuing professional development as part of your study programme. It will allow you to gain academic credit for the knowledge and skills you are currently developing and using in your workplace

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • Evaluating the presentation, history, examination, investigations, management, and outcome of clinical cases.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critically appraise and synthesise evidence, utilising specialist knowledge and an extensive range of evidence pertinent to the discipline/practice
  • Evaluate and reflect on your current practice in light of the findings.
  • Analyse and synthesise a clear rationale for the extensive examination of a topic or issue related to your area of practice
  • Critically reflect on professional practice, demonstrating autonomy, innovation and initiative.
Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Develop a learning outcome that is bespoke to your chosen topic


Online supportive material accessed electronically through the MSc Diabetes Best Practice website and facilitated on-line will be provided to identify: • The module philosophy and purpose • Library and IT induction where required • The construction of a learning contract • Assessment advice and choice • Agree the time scale and future support

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Initially, part one of the module focuses on clinical experience. Through clinical attendances, you will be able to see how diabetes is treated, and to observe an experienced diabetes specialist team taking a history, examining and diagnosing a patient, and formulating their management plan. You may choose to develop your knowledge through attending clinics that cater for either adults or children in outpatient departments. Part two provides you with the opportunity to translate your knowledge gained through your studies into your practice. As a student, you have a significant amount of theoretical knowledge and we know from experience that seeing diabetes healthcare provision through approved diagnosis and management schemes in practice, you will be able to identify novel areas to explore in your workplace. Additional methods include e-learning resources, self-directed learning and tutorial support from the Module Leader, available via e-mail

Independent Study192
Guided independent study8
Total study time200

Resources & Reading list

Bowling, A. (2009). Research Methods in Health: Investigating Health and Health Services. 

Turning research into practice (TRIP searchable database). There is a list of online/library resources on the module BlackBoard site that may be helpful.

Bowling, A. (2005). Handbook Of Health Research Methods: Investigation, Measurement And Analysis. 

A ScHARR into to evidence based practice on the internet.


BMJ Search archive.


Assessment Strategy

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


MethodPercentage contribution
Clinical Case Reports and Combined Discussion 50%
Clinic Based Learning Task and Reflective Account  (1500 words) 50%


MethodPercentage contribution
Clinical Case Reports and Combined Discussion  (2400 words) 50%
Clinic Based Learning Task and Reflective Account  (1500 words) 50%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


Computer: It is advisable that students provide their own laptop or personal computer, although shared facilities are available across the University campus.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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