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135031| Multiple Locations| Type 1 Diabetes – Opportunities and Complexities|

Type 1 diabetes is an increasingly common auto-immune condition which affects every age group. The immunology, genetics, environmental factors and increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes will be critically examined. Critically examining the knowledge, evidence and competencies to work at a higher level of practice to respond to the advancing glycaemic management techniques and developing digital technologies for people with type 1 diabetes.

What's covered in the course?

Care approaches and partnership working with people with type 1 diabetes needs to be designed and delivered in a person-enabling and age appropriate way. Type 1 diabetes is complex and unpredictable and requires person-centred engagement to optimise knowledge and self-management techniques.

Increasing use of insulin delivery technologies and glycaemic management opportunities will be core to this module. Alongside the human factors of living well with type 1 diabetes to promote safety, engagement, psychological support and enablement are essential, when working with people living with the daily challenges of type 1 diabetes. Case scenarios and special situations in type 1 diabetes care will be critically examined within this module.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course structure

This module is delivered online and contains flimed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • Causes: immunology, genetics, viral, seasonal, environmental & geographical variations
  • Incidence, prevalence, epidemiology
  • Insulin delivery & age appropriate knowledge for insulin replacement
  • Gender considerations
  • Developing and emerging technologies in insulin delivery & continuous glucose monitoring
  • Interpretation of glucose and insulin results, resistance or sensitivity
  • Blood glucose experiences & complexities
  • Complications of type 1 diabetes
  • Disordered eating
  • Service user experience & dis-engagement
  • Hypoglycaemia management
  • Glucose management & teaching people with type 1 diabetes the skills in an age appropriate way
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Inpatient management & primary care management
  • Partnership working and enablement across age groups
  • Physical activity management
  • HbA1c and factors affecting
  • Human factors & person-centred care delivery
  • Safety netting
  • Driving advice
  • Legal considerations
  • End of life management
135032| Multiple Locations| Type 1 Diabetes – Opportunities and Complexities|

Type 1 diabetes is an increasingly common auto-immune condition which affects every age group. The immunology, genetics, environmental factors and increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes will be critically examined. Critically examining the knowledge, evidence and competencies to work at a higher level of practice to respond to the advancing glycaemic management techniques and developing digital technologies for people with type 1 diabetes.

What's covered in the course?

Care approaches and partnership working with people with type 1 diabetes needs to be designed and delivered in a person-enabling and age appropriate way. Type 1 diabetes is complex and unpredictable and requires person-centred engagement to optimise knowledge and self-management techniques.

Increasing use of insulin delivery technologies and glycaemic management opportunities will be core to this module. Alongside the human factors of living well with type 1 diabetes to promote safety, engagement, psychological support and enablement are essential, when working with people living with the daily challenges of type 1 diabetes. Case scenarios and special situations in type 1 diabetes care will be critically examined within this module.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course structure

This module is delivered online and contains flimed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • Causes: immunology, genetics, viral, seasonal, environmental & geographical variations
  • Incidence, prevalence, epidemiology
  • Insulin delivery & age appropriate knowledge for insulin replacement
  • Gender considerations
  • Developing and emerging technologies in insulin delivery & continuous glucose monitoring
  • Interpretation of glucose and insulin results, resistance or sensitivity
  • Blood glucose experiences & complexities
  • Complications of type 1 diabetes
  • Disordered eating
  • Service user experience & dis-engagement
  • Hypoglycaemia management
  • Glucose management & teaching people with type 1 diabetes the skills in an age appropriate way
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Inpatient management & primary care management
  • Partnership working and enablement across age groups
  • Physical activity management
  • HbA1c and factors affecting
  • Human factors & person-centred care delivery
  • Safety netting
  • Driving advice
  • Legal considerations
  • End of life management
135030| Birmingham City University| Social Work Practice Educator Training Programme|

The Social Work Practice Educator Training Programme has been developed into two standalone 20 credit modules for Stage 1 or Stage 2, at level 7 (Masters). It is designed to facilitate the Practice Education Professional Standards (PEPS) and Domains required at both Stages 1 and 2 by The College of Social Work (TCSW) for professional Social Work Education.

What's covered in the course?

The course has been developed to facilitate the social work reforms and concomitant changes required of registered professionals supporting the practice teaching and assessment of those undertaking professional social work education at qualifying and post qualifying levels.

It takes account of the enhanced expectations of employer stakeholder of its staff and students; and at the same time, it ensures that they are appropriately supported and enabled to continue their professional development.

The programme design and outcomes have therefore been structured to accommodate both the employer and TCSW requirements to prepare Practice Educators at both Stages 1 and 2 with structured and extensive tutorial support. In addition all candidates will be allocated an experienced academic tutor and a Practice Educator Mentor. They will also have access to our Personal Development Department and a Disability Tutor.

Why Choose Us?

  • The Social Work Practice Educator Training Programme has been integrated into a standalone 20 credit module at Master’s level 7.
  • The course is designed to facilitate the Practice Education Professional Standards Domains and Core Values required at both Stages 1 and 2 by the College of Social Work (TCSW) for professional Social Work Education.
  • The course has been developed to facilitate the social work reforms.
  • The course seeks to respond to the concomitant changes required of registered professionals in the field of social care.
  • The course will provide learning opportunities to professionals, supporting the practice teaching and assessment of students, undertaking professional social work education at qualifying and post qualifying levels.

Course structure

The Social Work Practice Educator Training programme has been developed in consultation with practice partner agencies to maximise effective completion rates of the programme and to ensure value for money at a time of budget constraints.

The content is mapped against the College of Social Work, Practice Educator Professional Standards, Domains and the Core Values.

Candidates will develop skills and knowledge in enabling and supporting the practice supervision of social work degree students.

The delivery of this programme is predicated upon a project management framework to enable the progressive acquisition of the requisite knowledge skill and values to effectively create and asses a structured learning environment to support social work degree students.

Upon completion of the Social Work Practice Educator Training programme, candidates should be equipped to undertake the relevant specific duties of teaching, enable, supervising and assessing a social work degree student and/or ASYE in their respective learning environment.

The programme will be supported by a Social Work Practice Education Panel comprised of experienced academics and practice stakeholders, to enhance quality assurance and approval of candidates through each of the relevant stages.

135028| Multiple Locations| Psychological and Psycho-social Aspects of Diabetes|

People with diabetes can experience disproportionately high rates of mental ill health including increased incidences of depression, anxiety, distress and eating disorders. Effective management of diabetes requires constant effort from the person living with diabetes. This can be compounded by social exclusion from health services.

What's covered in the course?

Emotional health is necessary to manage diabetes effectively so practitioner awareness of caring for emotions is paramount to promote self-management and knowledge gain in people with diabetes. Also educational and support resources, aimed to enable people to engage in effective self-management and enablement to learn how to live with their diabetes can help reduce psychological distress. Psychological care should be integrated with diabetes care in order to optimise health outcomes and improve the experience and quality of life of people living with diabetes.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course structure

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • The relationship between psychological and psychosocial influence of living with diabetes
  • An individualised approach to recognising each person’s understanding, decision making processes and care strategies
  • Quality of life and adjustment to living with diabetes
  • Language matters and communications skills
  • Solution focused approaches
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Emotional health promotion
  • Health narrative and individual health appraisal
  • Screening
  • Lived experience of diabetes
  • Cultural competence
135029| Multiple Locations| Psychological and Psycho-social Aspects of Diabetes|

People with diabetes can experience disproportionately high rates of mental ill health including increased incidences of depression, anxiety, distress and eating disorders. Effective management of diabetes requires constant effort from the person living with diabetes. This can be compounded by social exclusion from health services.

What's covered in the course?

Emotional health is necessary to manage diabetes effectively so practitioner awareness of caring for emotions is paramount to promote self-management and knowledge gain in people with diabetes. Also educational and support resources, aimed to enable people to engage in effective self-management and enablement to learn how to live with their diabetes can help reduce psychological distress. Psychological care should be integrated with diabetes care in order to optimise health outcomes and improve the experience and quality of life of people living with diabetes.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course structure

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • The relationship between psychological and psychosocial influence of living with diabetes
  • An individualised approach to recognising each person’s understanding, decision making processes and care strategies
  • Quality of life and adjustment to living with diabetes
  • Language matters and communications skills
  • Solution focused approaches
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Emotional health promotion
  • Health narrative and individual health appraisal
  • Screening
  • Lived experience of diabetes
  • Cultural competence
135026| Multiple Locations| Principles of Prescribing for Health Care Professionals - Level 7|

The  goal of non-medical prescribing is to enable swifter and speedier access to medicines for patients/clients and carers, an activity requiring health professionals to expand their skills and knowledge in developing their role proficiently and effectively and in line with their professional code of conduct/ethics.

The course meets the requirements and standards of both the NMC and HCPC and prepares students to prescribe safely and competently as an independent prescriber or supplementary prescriber to meet the needs of clients/patients and carers with whom they work.

What's covered in the course?

Supplementary prescribing is a voluntary partnership between a registered medical practitioner (a doctor or dentist) and a named health professional to implement an agreed patient-specific written Clinical Management Plan (CMP) with the patient’s agreement.

Independent prescribing is prescribing by a practitioner responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions and for decisions about the clinical management required, including prescribing.

Students are required to reflect systematically on their learning using a reflective learning journal to evaluate and apply knowledge and skills to achieve the assessments of the programme. Key aspects of the course are the practice assessment and standards of proficiency documentation, the personal development plan, reflective learning journal and pharmacology presentation.

Students are able to choose either Degree Level 6 or Postgraduate Diploma Level 7 studies, depending upon evidence of previous study and career aspirations.

For those students who are undertaking the course to enhance their clinical role, the Non-medical Prescribing for Health Care Professionals Level 6 course will be sufficient. However, students who already have a first degree and wish to progress with their study may wish to apply for and undertake the Principles of Prescribing for Health Care Professionals Level 7 course.

The prescribing courses are available to practitioners working in both the NHS and independent sector. You must meet NMC or HCPC entry criteria; in addition, you must meet your specific employer's entry requirement as well as the University academic entry criteria for your chosen level of study. You must have three years' post-registration experience, with the last 12 months being in the area you intend to prescribe within. Please see the entry requirements section for more information.

Course structure

The modules are delivered together and students enrol on the module that is relevant to their profession and clinical background.

The courses meet the requirements and standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health and Care Professions Council. Upon successful completion the University will award 30 credits at Level 7.

Successful completion of the course enables students to undertake the dynamic role of either an independent and supplementary or supplementary prescriber to meet the needs of clients/patients and carers with whom they work.

Nurses and midwives will be able to apply to record the qualification of Independent and Supplementary Prescribing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Allied Health Professionals will be able apply to have their qualification of either Independent and Supplementary Prescribing or Supplementary Prescribing, depending upon the pathway taken, annotated onto the Health and Care Professions Council register.

All registrants must record their prescribing qualification with their professional bodies within 12 months of successfully completing the approved programme.

Note: Prior to your results being uploaded to the NMC or HCPC you will be required to sign a self-declaration stating that there have been no changes to DBS status since enrolment onto the programme.

The non-medical prescribing for health care professionals course consists of the following pathways:

  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives (Level 7)
  • Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (Level 7)
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (Level 7)
  • Independent Prescribing for Podiatrists and Physiotherapists - conversion (Level 7)

The modules are delivered together and you enrol on the module that is relevant to your profession and clinical background.

135027| Multiple Locations| Principles of Prescribing for Health Care Professionals - Level 7|

The  goal of non-medical prescribing is to enable swifter and speedier access to medicines for patients/clients and carers, an activity requiring health professionals to expand their skills and knowledge in developing their role proficiently and effectively and in line with their professional code of conduct/ethics.

The course meets the requirements and standards of both the NMC and HCPC and prepares students to prescribe safely and competently as an independent prescriber or supplementary prescriber to meet the needs of clients/patients and carers with whom they work.

What's covered in the course?

Supplementary prescribing is a voluntary partnership between a registered medical practitioner (a doctor or dentist) and a named health professional to implement an agreed patient-specific written Clinical Management Plan (CMP) with the patient’s agreement.

Independent prescribing is prescribing by a practitioner responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions and for decisions about the clinical management required, including prescribing.

Students are required to reflect systematically on their learning using a reflective learning journal to evaluate and apply knowledge and skills to achieve the assessments of the programme. Key aspects of the course are the practice assessment and standards of proficiency documentation, the personal development plan, reflective learning journal and pharmacology presentation.

Students are able to choose either Degree Level 6 or Postgraduate Diploma Level 7 studies, depending upon evidence of previous study and career aspirations.

For those students who are undertaking the course to enhance their clinical role, the Non-medical Prescribing for Health Care Professionals Level 6 course will be sufficient. However, students who already have a first degree and wish to progress with their study may wish to apply for and undertake the Principles of Prescribing for Health Care Professionals Level 7 course.

The prescribing courses are available to practitioners working in both the NHS and independent sector. You must meet NMC or HCPC entry criteria; in addition, you must meet your specific employer's entry requirement as well as the University academic entry criteria for your chosen level of study. You must have three years' post-registration experience, with the last 12 months being in the area you intend to prescribe within. Please see the entry requirements section for more information.

Course structure

The modules are delivered together and students enrol on the module that is relevant to their profession and clinical background.

The courses meet the requirements and standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health and Care Professions Council. Upon successful completion the University will award 30 credits at Level 7.

Successful completion of the course enables students to undertake the dynamic role of either an independent and supplementary or supplementary prescriber to meet the needs of clients/patients and carers with whom they work.

Nurses and midwives will be able to apply to record the qualification of Independent and Supplementary Prescribing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Allied Health Professionals will be able apply to have their qualification of either Independent and Supplementary Prescribing or Supplementary Prescribing, depending upon the pathway taken, annotated onto the Health and Care Professions Council register.

All registrants must record their prescribing qualification with their professional bodies within 12 months of successfully completing the approved programme.

Note: Prior to your results being uploaded to the NMC or HCPC you will be required to sign a self-declaration stating that there have been no changes to DBS status since enrolment onto the programme.

The non-medical prescribing for health care professionals course consists of the following pathways:

  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives (Level 7)
  • Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (Level 7)
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (Level 7)
  • Independent Prescribing for Podiatrists and Physiotherapists - conversion (Level 7)

The modules are delivered together and you enrol on the module that is relevant to your profession and clinical background.

135024| Multiple Locations| Prevention and Screening in Diabetes Care|

Our prevention and screening in diabetes care module offers a comprehensive educational opportunity to critically investigate and evaluate current and prospective national and international methods of preventing type 2 diabetes through effective evidence based prevention opportunities. Also, investigation of current and emerging effective methods and evidence concerning complication prevention in people diagnosed with diabetes, through rigorous evidence based resources and opportunities to support people to live well with diabetes. 

What's covered in the course?

Excess weight is the greatest factor influencing the diagnosis and progression of Type 2 diabetes, with over 80% of people with the condition nationally and internationally, considered to be either overweight or obese.  Differing presentations of type 2 diabetes, including lean type 2, which occurs more commonly in people from South Asian backgrounds can also be potentially prevented. People already diagnosed with diabetes who are overweight or obese have a twofold increase in stroke risk (within the first five years of diagnosis) and have an ongoing risk of Cardiovascular Disease at twice that of those without diabetes, and this remains the leading cause of premature deaths in people with Type 2 diabetes globally.

There is significant variation in diabetes outcomes across the UK and internationally. Investing in diabetes management has been shown to reduce the risk of complications, however evidence exists that a significant number of people do not have access to either effective care processes or opportunities to help them to avoid preventable complications of their diabetes.

Course Structure

This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway. This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. An online learning approach is taken. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team.

Indicative Content

  • Pathological and psychological processes
  • Evidence of type 2 diabetes prevention
  • Diabetes remission
  • Engagement and care strategies
  • Emerging evidence about prevention of type 1 diabetes
  • Gene and stem cell therapies
  • Evidence and contemporary approaches to improve the quality of life
  • Adjustment to living with diabetes
  • Screening and evidence to prevent macro and microvascular complications
  • Service planning to meet communities needs
  • Cultural competence
135025| Multiple Locations| Prevention and Screening in Diabetes Care|

Our prevention and screening in diabetes care module offers a comprehensive educational opportunity to critically investigate and evaluate current and prospective national and international methods of preventing type 2 diabetes through effective evidence based prevention opportunities. Also, investigation of current and emerging effective methods and evidence concerning complication prevention in people diagnosed with diabetes, through rigorous evidence based resources and opportunities to support people to live well with diabetes. 

What's covered in the course?

Excess weight is the greatest factor influencing the diagnosis and progression of Type 2 diabetes, with over 80% of people with the condition nationally and internationally, considered to be either overweight or obese.  Differing presentations of type 2 diabetes, including lean type 2, which occurs more commonly in people from South Asian backgrounds can also be potentially prevented. People already diagnosed with diabetes who are overweight or obese have a twofold increase in stroke risk (within the first five years of diagnosis) and have an ongoing risk of Cardiovascular Disease at twice that of those without diabetes, and this remains the leading cause of premature deaths in people with Type 2 diabetes globally.

There is significant variation in diabetes outcomes across the UK and internationally. Investing in diabetes management has been shown to reduce the risk of complications, however evidence exists that a significant number of people do not have access to either effective care processes or opportunities to help them to avoid preventable complications of their diabetes.

Course Structure

This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway. This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. An online learning approach is taken. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team.

Indicative Content

  • Pathological and psychological processes
  • Evidence of type 2 diabetes prevention
  • Diabetes remission
  • Engagement and care strategies
  • Emerging evidence about prevention of type 1 diabetes
  • Gene and stem cell therapies
  • Evidence and contemporary approaches to improve the quality of life
  • Adjustment to living with diabetes
  • Screening and evidence to prevent macro and microvascular complications
  • Service planning to meet communities needs
  • Cultural competence
135023| Birmingham City University| Prescribing from the Community Practitioner Formulary Programme (V150)|

This course is designed for first level nurses who do not hold a Specialist Practitioner degree who wish to undertake prescribing from the community practitioner formulary. The course meets the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for nurse and midwife prescribers (2006). Upon successful completion the university will award 15 credits at academic Level 6 and students will be able to apply to record their qualification of a V150 Prescriber with the NMC.

What's covered in the course?

The course prepares you to undertake the dynamic role of a V150 prescriber to meet the needs of clients/patients and carers with whom you work. The course is a means for synthesising and examining your professional knowledge, skills, analysis and theoretical frameworks of prescribing. You are required to reflect systematically on their learning using a reflective learning work book to evaluate and apply your knowledge and skills to achieve the assessments of the programme. The programme is delivered by qualified Non-Medical Prescribers experienced in a range of healthcare settings. The pharmacology element is taught by an academic with a pharmacological background. 

Why Choose Us?

  • NMC approved programme
  • One of the largest providers of prescribing programmes within the region
  • Multi-professional learning opportunities
  • Excellent working partnerships with many health care providers across the region
  • Consistently well evaluated programme via student feedback
  • High rate of student achievement

Course structure

The course will be taught over 10 days using a variety of teaching methods. This will be 1 day per week at university over a 3 month period. 

The equivalent of 10 days educationally led practice in own area of work.

135021| Multiple Locations| Physical Activity Management in Diabetes Care|

Health professionals, working with people living with diabetes can take the opportunity to extend the breadth, depth and complexity of their individual erudition and practice in relation to the promotion and inclusion of suitable physical activity advice and engagement that is person centred and culturally appropriate.

What's covered in the course?

Type 1 diabetes is a challenging condition to manage for various physiological and behavioural reasons. Regular exercise is important, but management of different forms of physical activity can be particularly difficult for both the individual with type 1 diabetes and the practitioner. Regular exercise can improve health and wellbeing, and can help individuals to achieve their target lipid profile, body composition, fitness and glycaemic goals. However, several additional barriers to exercise can exist for a person with type 1 diabetes, including fear of hypoglycaemia, loss of glycaemic control, and inadequate knowledge around exercise management.

Physical activity, along with nutritional advice are central factors in the prevention and control of type 2 diabetes, since their effects influence blood pressure, glycaemia and lipidaemia. Evidence has shown the efficiency of exercise programmes in the control of diabetes as being suggested as one of the best types of non-pharmacological treatments. Aerobic, resistance or combined exercise programmes can help in the control of type 2 diabetes and weight management.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • Develop leadership skills surrounding your role in physical activity management
  • Referral and planning of appropriate person-centred physical activity programmes for people with diabetes
  • Risk associated with physical activity management for people living with diabetes
  • Diet and medication management associated with physical activity
  • Working in partnership with service users, carers and other members of the health care team
135022| Multiple Locations| Physical Activity Management in Diabetes Care|

Health professionals, working with people living with diabetes can take the opportunity to extend the breadth, depth and complexity of their individual erudition and practice in relation to the promotion and inclusion of suitable physical activity advice and engagement that is person centred and culturally appropriate.

What's covered in the course?

Type 1 diabetes is a challenging condition to manage for various physiological and behavioural reasons. Regular exercise is important, but management of different forms of physical activity can be particularly difficult for both the individual with type 1 diabetes and the practitioner. Regular exercise can improve health and wellbeing, and can help individuals to achieve their target lipid profile, body composition, fitness and glycaemic goals. However, several additional barriers to exercise can exist for a person with type 1 diabetes, including fear of hypoglycaemia, loss of glycaemic control, and inadequate knowledge around exercise management.

Physical activity, along with nutritional advice are central factors in the prevention and control of type 2 diabetes, since their effects influence blood pressure, glycaemia and lipidaemia. Evidence has shown the efficiency of exercise programmes in the control of diabetes as being suggested as one of the best types of non-pharmacological treatments. Aerobic, resistance or combined exercise programmes can help in the control of type 2 diabetes and weight management.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • Develop leadership skills surrounding your role in physical activity management
  • Referral and planning of appropriate person-centred physical activity programmes for people with diabetes
  • Risk associated with physical activity management for people living with diabetes
  • Diet and medication management associated with physical activity
  • Working in partnership with service users, carers and other members of the health care team
135020| Birmingham City University| Obstetric Ultrasound (Focused Courses)|

The course is aimed at qualified healthcare professionals –such as radiographers, midwives, nurses and doctors – who want to extend their field of expertise into the production and interpretation of diagnostic obstetric ultrasound images.

Ultrasound is regarded as a complementary imaging procedure undertaken in the majority of modern diagnostic Imaging or X-ray departments. Sonographers scan patients/clients with a variety of diseases and conditions and, under written protocols, report on the images produced.

You’ll be taught by practising sonographers who are up to date with current practice.

The course will further enhance your skills professionally, personally and practically

If you are dyslexic, have a specific learning difference or a disability, we have a Disability Tutor who can help and support you.

These courses take between 6 months and 15 months to complete depending upon the amount of time spent in clinical placement each week.

Why Choose Us?

  • The aim of the course is to provide qualified practitioners with a high level of specialist ultrasound knowledge and clinical experience. The course also develops investigative and analytical skills in order to help you to become a highly competent ultrasound practitioner
  • Although typically aimed at radiographers, midwives, doctors and nurses, anyone with a health based or science degree and a clinical placement may apply
  • In addition, the course aims to develop interpersonal skills so that you become a highly effective communicator within the context of medical ultrasound
  • The course teaching team are all practising sonographers and are therefore up to date with current practice. Innovative methods of teaching and learning are embedded in the academic programme. These include: audio and video lectures, online learning and the use of an ultrasound simulator for learning scanning techniques and recognising pathology
  • You will receive a high level of support from the course team. Lectures are delivered to small groups, we have an open door policy and always answer emails and return phone calls. Expect to experience a spectrum of academic studies that you can use to support your clinical and professional development

Course Structure

These are a part-time courses delivered at the university over six days February to May. In addition you are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of 'hands on' clinical ultrasound training. This is normally at your own hospital. You will also need to allow approximately 100 hours for study and preparation for assessments.

Course Outcome

  • To equip the experienced professional with the skills necessary to undertake obstetric ultrasound examinations with a high level of competency.
  • To develop the academic and clinical expertise necessary to interpret ultrasound images, take responsibility for clinical decisions and counsel patients.
  • To develop the academic skills necessary to evaluate and reflect upon the role of ultrasound in the management of pregnancy.
135019| Multiple Locations| Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes|

The module provides insight into screening and detection methods for obesity and type 2 diabetes and will consider the evidence base to both prevent and manage these conditions at both an individual and a population level.

What's covered in the course?

The genetics, epidemiology, evolution, aetiology and pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes is critically examined. Effective management of obesity and diabetes requires many complex interrelated issues including psychological and quality of life concerns. Evidence based treatment opportunities are critically appraised as to efficacious and effectiveness nationally and internationally.

Obesity related diabetes is recognised as a long-term condition and its care requires specialist, inter-disciplinary and person-centred teamwork.

This module is designed to be a clinically orientated and practical course. It will lead to an understanding of the rationale behind current approaches to care of people with obesity.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • Screening and detection methods for obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Evidence to prevent and manage obesity and type 2 diabetes at both an individual and a population level
  • Genetics, epidemiology, evolution, aetiology and pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes
  • Inflammatory approaches in obesity
  • Evidence based management encompassing complex interrelated issues including psychological and quality of life
  • Evidence based treatment opportunities nationally and internationally
  • Obesity related diabetes as a long-term condition
  • Specialist, inter-disciplinary and person-centred teamwork
135018| Multiple Locations| Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes|

The module provides insight into screening and detection methods for obesity and type 2 diabetes and will consider the evidence base to both prevent and manage these conditions at both an individual and a population level.

What's covered in the course?

The genetics, epidemiology, evolution, aetiology and pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes is critically examined. Effective management of obesity and diabetes requires many complex interrelated issues including psychological and quality of life concerns. Evidence based treatment opportunities are critically appraised as to efficacious and effectiveness nationally and internationally.

Obesity related diabetes is recognised as a long-term condition and its care requires specialist, inter-disciplinary and person-centred teamwork.

This module is designed to be a clinically orientated and practical course. It will lead to an understanding of the rationale behind current approaches to care of people with obesity.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • Screening and detection methods for obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Evidence to prevent and manage obesity and type 2 diabetes at both an individual and a population level
  • Genetics, epidemiology, evolution, aetiology and pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes
  • Inflammatory approaches in obesity
  • Evidence based management encompassing complex interrelated issues including psychological and quality of life
  • Evidence based treatment opportunities nationally and internationally
  • Obesity related diabetes as a long-term condition
  • Specialist, inter-disciplinary and person-centred teamwork
135016| Multiple Locations| Non-medical Prescribing for Health Care Professionals - Level 6|

The  goal of non-medical prescribing is to enable faster access to medicines for patients/clients and carers. This is an activity that requires health professionals to expand their skills and knowledge, developing their role proficiently and effectively and in line with their professional code of conduct/ethics.

The course meets the requirements and standards of both the NMC and HCPC and prepares you to prescribe safely and competently as an independent prescriber or supplementary prescriber to meet the needs of clients/patients and carers with whom you work.

Supplementary prescribing is a voluntary partnership between a registered medical practitioner (a doctor or dentist) and a named health professional to implement an agreed patient-specific written Clinical Management Plan (CMP) with the patient’s agreement.

Independent prescribing is prescribing by a practitioner responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions and for decisions about the clinical management required, including prescribing.

You are required to reflect systematically on your learning using a reflective learning journal to evaluate and apply knowledge and skills to achieve the assessments of the programme. Key aspects of the course are the practice assessment and standards of proficiency documentation, the personal development plan, reflective learning journal and pharmacology presentation.

If you are undertaking the course to enhance their clinical role, the Level 6 Non-medical Prescribing for Health Care Professionals course will be sufficient. However, if you already have a first degree and wish to progress with your study, you may wish to apply for and undertake the Principles of Prescribing for Health Care Professionals Level 7.

The Prescribing courses are available to practitioners working in both the NHS and Independent sector. You must meet NMC or HCPC entry criteria; in addition, you must meet your specific employer's entry requirement as well as the University academic entry criteria for your chosen level of study.

You must have three years post-registration experience, with the last 12 months being in the area you intend to prescribe within. Please see entry requirements section for more information.

The non-medical prescribing for health care professionals course consists of the following pathways:

  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives (Level 6)
  • Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (Level 6)
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (Level 6)
  • Independent Prescribing for Podiatrists and Physiotherapists - conversion (Level 6)

The modules are delivered together and you enrol on the module that is relevant to your profession and clinical background.

135017| Multiple Locations| Non-medical Prescribing for Health Care Professionals - Level 6|

The  goal of non-medical prescribing is to enable faster access to medicines for patients/clients and carers. This is an activity that requires health professionals to expand their skills and knowledge, developing their role proficiently and effectively and in line with their professional code of conduct/ethics.

The course meets the requirements and standards of both the NMC and HCPC and prepares you to prescribe safely and competently as an independent prescriber or supplementary prescriber to meet the needs of clients/patients and carers with whom you work.

Supplementary prescribing is a voluntary partnership between a registered medical practitioner (a doctor or dentist) and a named health professional to implement an agreed patient-specific written Clinical Management Plan (CMP) with the patient’s agreement.

Independent prescribing is prescribing by a practitioner responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions and for decisions about the clinical management required, including prescribing.

You are required to reflect systematically on your learning using a reflective learning journal to evaluate and apply knowledge and skills to achieve the assessments of the programme. Key aspects of the course are the practice assessment and standards of proficiency documentation, the personal development plan, reflective learning journal and pharmacology presentation.

If you are undertaking the course to enhance their clinical role, the Level 6 Non-medical Prescribing for Health Care Professionals course will be sufficient. However, if you already have a first degree and wish to progress with your study, you may wish to apply for and undertake the Principles of Prescribing for Health Care Professionals Level 7.

The Prescribing courses are available to practitioners working in both the NHS and Independent sector. You must meet NMC or HCPC entry criteria; in addition, you must meet your specific employer's entry requirement as well as the University academic entry criteria for your chosen level of study.

You must have three years post-registration experience, with the last 12 months being in the area you intend to prescribe within. Please see entry requirements section for more information.

The non-medical prescribing for health care professionals course consists of the following pathways:

  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives (Level 6)
  • Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (Level 6)
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (Level 6)
  • Independent Prescribing for Podiatrists and Physiotherapists - conversion (Level 6)

The modules are delivered together and you enrol on the module that is relevant to your profession and clinical background.

135015| Multiple Locations| Leadership in Diabetes Care|

Our leadership in diabetes care module acknowledges that health professionals play a pivotal role in the experience of people living with diabetes. Interdisciplinary team working in partnership with people experiencing diabetes embraces the skills to deliver effective, efficient and efficacious diabetes care.

What's covered in the course?

Contemporary evidence emphasises the partnership working potential of interdisciplinary working of effective teams, but also highlights where collaborative practices of teams or team members can place restrictions on services and lack growth of psychological or service development opportunities in diabetes care.

This module investigates team working with a focus on unleashing successful opportunities for service development recognition whilst engaging in a culture of evidence, person-to-person communication, humanity and concern to support the delivery of person centred effective and individualised diabetes care.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • Interdisciplinary team-working across different diabetes services
  • Recognition of the pivotal role health professional teams have
  • Promotion of partnership working
  • Effective service development for people living with diabetes & diabetes care
  • Creating a culture of evidence
  • Person to person communication
  • Delivery of person centred effective and individualised diabetes care
135014| Multiple Locations| Leadership in Diabetes Care|

Our leadership in diabetes care module acknowledges that health professionals play a pivotal role in the experience of people living with diabetes. Interdisciplinary team working in partnership with people experiencing diabetes embraces the skills to deliver effective, efficient and efficacious diabetes care.

What's covered in the course?

Contemporary evidence emphasises the partnership working potential of interdisciplinary working of effective teams, but also highlights where collaborative practices of teams or team members can place restrictions on services and lack growth of psychological or service development opportunities in diabetes care.

This module investigates team working with a focus on unleashing successful opportunities for service development recognition whilst engaging in a culture of evidence, person-to-person communication, humanity and concern to support the delivery of person centred effective and individualised diabetes care.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • Interdisciplinary team-working across different diabetes services
  • Recognition of the pivotal role health professional teams have
  • Promotion of partnership working
  • Effective service development for people living with diabetes & diabetes care
  • Creating a culture of evidence
  • Person to person communication
  • Delivery of person centred effective and individualised diabetes care
135013| Multiple Locations| Effective Person-centred Diabetes Education|

This module emphasises the individual lived experience of diabetes in an age-appropriate way.  The holistic nature of diabetes and effective engagement during person-centred contact is critically examined. Reflection of ‘Making every contact count’ in a meaningful way to meet individual needs in promotion of knowledge and effective self-management skills is fundamental to this module.  Critical examination of current and emerging ways of delivering effective education, whilst acknowledging individual health literacy, with differing groups of people underpins this module

What's covered in the course?

This module is has been developed and is delivered with collaboration of the diabetes specialist teams at the internationally renowned Birmingham Children’s Hospital AND United Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham and also Colleagues from the Department of Education at Birmingham city University.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • This module can be studies completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • The individual lived experience of diabetes in an age-appropriate way
  • The holistic nature of diabetes
  • Effective engagement & person-centred care (including reasonable adjustments)
  • Making every contact count
  • Individual needs in promotion of knowledge and effective self-management skills
  • Age appropriate education
  • Cultural competence
  • Hard to reach communities
  • Listening to local voices
  • Current and emerging ways of delivering effective education
  • Individual health literacy
  • Flexible approaches to current education provision
  • Language matters
  • Communication
  • Evaluation of skill development and learning
135012| Multiple Locations| Effective Person-centred Diabetes Education|

This module emphasises the individual lived experience of diabetes in an age-appropriate way.  The holistic nature of diabetes and effective engagement during person-centred contact is critically examined. Reflection of ‘Making every contact count’ in a meaningful way to meet individual needs in promotion of knowledge and effective self-management skills is fundamental to this module.  Critical examination of current and emerging ways of delivering effective education, whilst acknowledging individual health literacy, with differing groups of people underpins this module

What's covered in the course?

This module is has been developed and is delivered with collaboration of the diabetes specialist teams at the internationally renowned Birmingham Children’s Hospital AND United Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham and also Colleagues from the Department of Education at Birmingham city University.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • This module can be studies completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative content

  • The individual lived experience of diabetes in an age-appropriate way
  • The holistic nature of diabetes
  • Effective engagement & person-centred care (including reasonable adjustments)
  • Making every contact count
  • Individual needs in promotion of knowledge and effective self-management skills
  • Age appropriate education
  • Cultural competence
  • Hard to reach communities
  • Listening to local voices
  • Current and emerging ways of delivering effective education
  • Individual health literacy
  • Flexible approaches to current education provision
  • Language matters
  • Communication
  • Evaluation of skill development and learning
135011| Multiple Locations| Effective Diabetes Care for Pregnancy|

This module offers qualified health practitioners working with people experiencing diabetes an advanced career pathways which include higher level specialist practice, career progression in diabetes care, research development, publication opportunities and management of developing service opportunities

What's covered in the course?

This module recognises the importance of practitioners working with women with all types of diabetes, in planning, managing, delivering and evaluating effective evidence based diabetes care before, during and after pregnancy.  The risks of pregnancy in diabetes for the mother and baby and the reasons for the adverse outcomes will be critically examined with reference to national and international evidence and guidelines for practice. Diabetes occurring during pregnancy is becoming increasing more prevalent and the escalating public health risk of gestational diabetes is recognised.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course overview

Pre-conception counselling and good glycaemic management is paramount in determining later pregnancy outcome.  Knowledgeable practitioners who engage with evidence and guidelines can deliver effective, accessible and supportive care for women throughout each trimester. Evidence regarding the longer term implications of the intrauterine environment on the health of the baby is also integrated within this module. This module also develops leadership and evaluation skills in the delivery of diabetes care to women before, during and after pregnancies.

Indicative content

  • Pre-conception counselling and contraception
  • Good glycaemic management
  • Evidence and guidelines
  • Obesity and pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Use of Technologies in pregnancy and delivery
  • Longer term implications of the intrauterine environment
  • Leadership and evaluation skills in the delivery of diabetes care to women before, during and after pregnancies.
135010| Multiple Locations| Effective Diabetes Care for Pregnancy|

This module offers qualified health practitioners working with people experiencing diabetes an advanced career pathways which include higher level specialist practice, career progression in diabetes care, research development, publication opportunities and management of developing service opportunities

What's covered in the course?

This module recognises the importance of practitioners working with women with all types of diabetes, in planning, managing, delivering and evaluating effective evidence based diabetes care before, during and after pregnancy.  The risks of pregnancy in diabetes for the mother and baby and the reasons for the adverse outcomes will be critically examined with reference to national and international evidence and guidelines for practice. Diabetes occurring during pregnancy is becoming increasing more prevalent and the escalating public health risk of gestational diabetes is recognised.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course overview

Pre-conception counselling and good glycaemic management is paramount in determining later pregnancy outcome.  Knowledgeable practitioners who engage with evidence and guidelines can deliver effective, accessible and supportive care for women throughout each trimester. Evidence regarding the longer term implications of the intrauterine environment on the health of the baby is also integrated within this module. This module also develops leadership and evaluation skills in the delivery of diabetes care to women before, during and after pregnancies.

Indicative content

  • Pre-conception counselling and contraception
  • Good glycaemic management
  • Evidence and guidelines
  • Obesity and pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Use of Technologies in pregnancy and delivery
  • Longer term implications of the intrauterine environment
  • Leadership and evaluation skills in the delivery of diabetes care to women before, during and after pregnancies.
135009| Multiple Locations| Children and Young Peoples’ Diabetes Care|

This multi-disciplinary online module, is intended for practitioners from a variety of backgrounds in diabetes care who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and competencies. To undertake advanced clinical assessments, diagnosis, decision-making and management with children and young people with diabetes and other co-morbidities. To meet the advanced competencies as laid out in the UK NMC, (2015), RCN, (2010),HCPC (2007) and the RCPCH Framework for Competencies for level 3 training (SPIN) in Paediatric Diabetes (2018).

What's covered in the course?

You will learn to practice in a person centred partnership way with people with diabetes.  Enhancing your clinical expertise and practice with critical analysis and application of the latest and emerging evidence in diabetes care.  Whilst appreciating the person centred psychological and emotional reaction to developing complications to aim to enhance individuals quality of life.

This module is has been developed and is delivered with collaboration of the diabetes specialist teams at the internationally renowned Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • This module studied is completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course Overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative Content

  • Age appropriate care and engagement
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Family structure and dynamics
  • Emotional adjustment & empowerment
  • Skill acquisition
  • Solution focused engagement
  • Advancing technologies
  • Service re-design
  • Life for a child
  • Family outreach
  • Effective transition
  • Supported independence
  • Interdisciplinary practice
135008| Multiple Locations| Children and Young Peoples’ Diabetes Care|

This multi-disciplinary online module, is intended for practitioners from a variety of backgrounds in diabetes care who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and competencies. To undertake advanced clinical assessments, diagnosis, decision-making and management with children and young people with diabetes and other co-morbidities. To meet the advanced competencies as laid out in the UK NMC, (2015), RCN, (2010),HCPC (2007) and the RCPCH Framework for Competencies for level 3 training (SPIN) in Paediatric Diabetes (2018).

What's covered in the course?

You will learn to practice in a person centred partnership way with people with diabetes.  Enhancing your clinical expertise and practice with critical analysis and application of the latest and emerging evidence in diabetes care.  Whilst appreciating the person centred psychological and emotional reaction to developing complications to aim to enhance individuals quality of life.

This module is has been developed and is delivered with collaboration of the diabetes specialist teams at the internationally renowned Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • This module studied is completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course Overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative Content

  • Age appropriate care and engagement
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Family structure and dynamics
  • Emotional adjustment & empowerment
  • Skill acquisition
  • Solution focused engagement
  • Advancing technologies
  • Service re-design
  • Life for a child
  • Family outreach
  • Effective transition
  • Supported independence
  • Interdisciplinary practice
135007| Multiple Locations| Care and Prevention of Diabetes Related Complications|

Critically examining the knowledge, evidence and competencies to work at a higher level of practice to respond to prevention of complication of diabetes, and / or active evidence based management to prolong independence and promote quality of life.

This module aims to enhance practice with critical analysis and application of the latest and emerging evidence in order to enhance inter-disciplinary clinical practice for people experiencing diabetes and who are at potential or actual risk of complications.

What's covered in the course?

You will learn to practice in a person centred partnership way with people with diabetes.  Enhancing your clinical expertise and practice with critical analysis and application of the latest and emerging evidence in diabetes care.  Whilst appreciating the person centred psychological and emotional reaction to developing complications to aim to enhance individuals quality of life.

This module is has been developed and is delivered with collaboration of the diabetes specialist teams at the United Hospitals Trusts Diabetes Teams in Birmingham.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course Overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative Content

  • Advanced clinical competence
  • Neuropathic complications
  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Cerebrovascular complications
  • Micro and macro vascular presentations
  • Screening for complications
  • Evidence based treatment strategies
  • Emotional health
  • Communication skills
  • Quality of Life
  • Access to services
  • Escalating care
  • Partnership working
  • Co-morbidities
135006| Multiple Locations| Care and Prevention of Diabetes Related Complications|

Critically examining the knowledge, evidence and competencies to work at a higher level of practice to respond to prevention of complication of diabetes, and / or active evidence based management to prolong independence and promote quality of life.

This module aims to enhance practice with critical analysis and application of the latest and emerging evidence in order to enhance inter-disciplinary clinical practice for people experiencing diabetes and who are at potential or actual risk of complications.

What's covered in the course?

You will learn to practice in a person centred partnership way with people with diabetes.  Enhancing your clinical expertise and practice with critical analysis and application of the latest and emerging evidence in diabetes care.  Whilst appreciating the person centred psychological and emotional reaction to developing complications to aim to enhance individuals quality of life.

This module is has been developed and is delivered with collaboration of the diabetes specialist teams at the United Hospitals Trusts Diabetes Teams in Birmingham.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team

Course Overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative Content

  • Advanced clinical competence
  • Neuropathic complications
  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Cerebrovascular complications
  • Micro and macro vascular presentations
  • Screening for complications
  • Evidence based treatment strategies
  • Emotional health
  • Communication skills
  • Quality of Life
  • Access to services
  • Escalating care
  • Partnership working
  • Co-morbidities
135005| Birmingham City University| Best Interest Assessor|

The key educational aim of the course is to ensure that you recognise your role in the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards implementation. This includes a strong commitment to   Human Rights, ADP and ensuring the principles of valuing diversity and equality are maintained. The programme of study is relevant to all practitioners who work with adults in a Health and Social Care setting who have a condition that may affect their mental capacity and decision making.

What's covered in the course?

As a BIA, you will need to be employed by the local authority who has a legal responsibility to authorise a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard as a Best Interest Assessor. This can be as an independent assessor or as a BIA who is already employed by the LA. You will be able to promote and safeguard the well-being of vulnerable adults who lack mental capacity in a care setting and ensure that their detention is compliant with Human Rights legislation.

The Best Interest Assessor course is a standalone 20 credit module at post graduate level 7. The module team that deliver the following modules consist of experienced social work academics, BIA practitioners and a legal expert in mental capacity issues.

You will be exploring the ethical dilemmas involved in practice focusing on case law, cutting edge research and evidence based practice in deprivation of liberty and mental capacity work.

You will shadow a BIA assessment in practice   PRIOR to coming on the course and reflect on this as part of your summative assessment.

There is a range of teaching and learning methodologies available that will meet your needs as a graduate student.

The staff have years of experience of delivering high quality BIA training in the region.

You will be part of one of the largest universities in the country and the learning campus is in the heart of Birmingham, in Edgbaston.

There are a range of students support services from wellbeing services to learning support services, library and an active students union.

Why Choose Us?

  • Experienced academic social work staff in the field of Dols/ mental capacity/ mental health practice who deliver high quality teaching and learning at postgraduate level
  • Pastoral and academic tutorial support. Individual tutor support for each student on the course
  • Contribution from a range of practicing BIAs who work in the heart of an inner city to the course delivery and assessment
  • Period of study leave to prepare for the assessment.
  • Law teaching by a legal expert in the field of deprivation of liberty, human rights and mental capacity
  • Focus on underpinning values of diversity and anti-oppressive practice in Health and Social Care

Course structure

The course is of a ten day duration and there is a separate two day induction programme a week before to introduce you to the module.

The week consists of four full days teaching with study time at the end of the week and time for a mock VIVA exam to discuss your shadowing experience.

You will be offered a tutor to support you individually.

Module content

As a BIA student you will be able to explore legislation that is specific to this statutory  role such as the Human Rights Act 98, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental health Act 83 amended 2007.

You will be considering case law and judgements made regarding deprivation of liberty safeguards and the less restrictive alternatives.

Accreditation

This course has been approved by the Department of Health and has had excellent student reviews with an intake that spans across the UK.

135004| Birmingham City University| Young Adulthood and Mental Health - Level 6 and 7|

The young adult and mental health module will enable you to be responsive to statutory and policy developments in 0 to 25 year services and interventions offered to children and families.

A dedicated team of academic lecturers and clinicians with extensive experience and expertise will facilitate your teaching and learning. Studying this pathway will enable you to identify the incidence and nature of mental health issues, and a multiplicity of interventions and caring approaches offered in these age groups.

What's covered in the course?

Completing this module will enable you to examine the developmental needs of young adults accessing mental health services.  This will include; the role of specialist community, inpatient and forensic resources; substance use and abuse provision; and the factors influencing transition to adult care.

University based teaching and learning activities will be facilitated by academic and clinical colleagues with extensive experiences.

A range of classroom-based lectures, seminars, group work activities, formative presentations, Moodle based, and self-directed work will be adopted to facilitate your learning.

Personal tutor support will be provided by a member of the module team. Additionally academic support can be accessed from our Personal Development Department on a self-referral basis, and from our experienced library colleagues.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have extensive academic and clinical experience of offering a programme of child and adolescent mental health modules
  • We have extensive links with local mental health services whose staff have successfully completed the child and adolescent mental health pathway award
  • We have developed a comprehensive child, adolescent, and young adult mental health pathway which is responsive to the need of these age groups
  • You will have access to an extensive library of books, journals and support staff who will assist you in developing your knowledge and skills
  • You will be offered personal tutor support and additional personal development services from a professional and committed team of staff
  • You will have the opportunity to become a member of a community of practice with other students completing the pathway. This will enable you to share your experiences, share good practice, and reflexively examine your learning

Course structure

Adolescence and young adulthood are instrumental developmental periods during which one in four people are likely to need the support and intervention provided by a range of community and mental health care pathways. The Department of Health report, ‘No Health Without Mental Health’ (2012) strategy intends to ‘promote good mental health’ and ‘early intervention’ during childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood which aim to ‘prevent’ or ‘mitigate’ the long term effects of mental health problems (Forward to report). 

Adolescents and young adults at the interface of social health, criminal justice, and forensic services are vulnerable to presenting undiagnosed and complex mental health needs.  The promotion of individual and social resilience, support, and safeguarding throughout childhood/ adolescence into early adulthood are paramount to health promotion and are central to the foundations of lifelong emotional and physical health and development (DH 2012; 2016). 

This module aligns with the Professional Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. A blended learning approach is taken (incorporating both classroom and online activities via Moodle) in line with the university’s learning and teaching strategy. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feedforward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team.

This module is predominantly aimed at graduate healthcare practitioners currently engaging in child, adolescent, and young adult mental health settings. 

135003| Birmingham City University| Wounds Affecting the Lower Leg - Level 6 and 7|

The course aims to address the learning needs of healthcare professionals caring for patients who either have or are at risk of developing wounds by providing opportunities for the Practitioners to develop their theoretical knowledge in order to best meet the needs of their patients and the service.

What's covered in the course?

You’ll learn more about assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating the specialist care of patients in the prevention of or undergoing treatment for a variety of wounds. We’ll also enable you to develop higher levels of understanding and decision making with appraisal of evidence based practice and clinical guidelines is a strong theme throughout the course.

Why Choose Us?

Our dedicated, committed staff are experts in their field, the course leader is a University lecturer with substantial experience in the area Tissue Viability.

Course structure

Wounds to the lower leg are a significant cause of pain, anguish and distress to patients.  The management of these long term conditions are often poorly managed in practice. This module aims to provide you with opportunities to develop your understanding of these conditions and their management. The module will provide you opportunities to explore the various assessment strategies, and management options that may be utilised in the care of these wounds. This module is aimed at healthcare practitioners who care for wounds affecting the lower leg.

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