Diabetes: A Contemporary Approach - Level 6 - 6NU521

About this module

This module is for nurses and allied health care professionals with an interest in diabetic management.

Diabetes is recognised internationally as a major health problem. The estimated diabetes prevalence for 2010 had risen to 285 million, representing 6.4% of the world's adult population. A prediction has also been given that by 2030 the number of people with diabetes will have risen to 438 million (International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 2011).

In the UK alone an overwhelming 2.8 million people exist with diabetes and there are up to another 850,000 people with diabetes who have the condition and don't know it (Diabetes UK 2011). The associated cardiovascular disease, neuropathies, psychosocial aspects and other related health problems all contribute to a global epidemic that has a huge impact for the patient, family, health care providers and International resources.

This module will provide structured materials which will enable the practitioner to examine disease processes of both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, current modes of diagnosis, assessment, treatment and contemporary management of the disease in adults.

The module aims to deliver a specialist focus on self management which will enable you to provide an optimum care package for the individual with Diabetes.

This module will be delivered online using a variety of learning packages to explore aspects of diagnostic reasoning, pharmacology and medicines management to enable students to develop a sound knowledge base to support their clinical practice.  The use of a case study within the assessment will facilitate application of the relevant evidence base within the your own clinical area so enhancing links between theory and practice.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals

Course code: - Module code: 6NU521

Start dates are usually: September

Module level: Level 6

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  1. Examine multiprofessional diabetes services and illustrate an understanding of other professionals' roles and how these contribute to the service. 
  2. Identify and critically evaluate educational strategies for clients with diabetes in order to ensure effective self management.
  3. Critically evaluate evidence-based knowledge related to the assessment, treatment and management of those persons with diabetes providing an evidence base for best practice.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study for this course via online learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk