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Caring for People Living with Diabetes - Level 6 and 7

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Tue 19 October 2021
6 taught days
Short Course
This course is suitable for any registered practitioner who works alongside people experiencing diabetes in either primary care, acute care &/or mental health or learning disability services.
City South Campus, Seacole Building, Westbourne Road, Birmingham, B15 3TN, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Our Caring for People living with Diabetes course has been designed to advance an enhanced, in-depth critical understanding of diabetes. It is suitable for graduate healthcare professionals involved in delivery or support of individuals living with diabetes across the healthcare sector.

What's covered in the course?

It emphasises the holistic nature of diabetes care by a critical examination of best evidence into practice in diabetes care.

You will have the opportunity to both practise and critically examine the application of your skills developed throughout the module in a variety of settings.

Why Choose Us?

  • Taught by Clinical Specialists all engaged in delivery of person centred diabetes care
  • Best evidence into best practice in diabetes care
  • A clinical and academic union underpinning best evidence in diabetes care

Course Structure

Students will be engaged in caring for people experiencing diabetes in a variety of practice settings. Each taught day is themed to support and scaffold development of learning into practice to develop your knowledge and skills in diabetes care.

Content covered within this module includes:

  • Overview of Glucose Homeostasis
  • Incidence & Prevalence of different type of diabetes
  • Dietary approaches, Health living aspects & pharmaceutical approaches in diabetes care
  • Insulin Therapy, adjustments & differing delivery systems including insulin pumps and Continuous glucose measurement (CGM systems)
  • Acute complications of diabetes
  • Preventing macro and microvascular complications of diabetes & effective management
  • Psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes
  • Special situations in diabetes across the life span & good practice
  • Special considerations for practice for example – end of life care

How you will be assessed

  • Level 6 assessment is a Podcast and a written clinical assignment
  • Level 7 is an assessed case presentation and preparation of a clinical article to aim for publication

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