The course is made up of 4 units, each will require approximately 5 hours of study.

Unit content is guided by professionally recognised theory and evidence:

Unit 1 - What is Type II Diabetes?

Image: Diabetes Type II: Supporting Self-Management professional development courseThis unit will introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the body that is affected by diabetes and will look at the changes that occur in the body as a result of diabetes type II. This unit will focus on the anatomy and function of the liver and pancreas; the function and effect of insulin and glucagon hormones and the changes that occur to these components when someone has type II diabetes.

Unit 2 – Why is The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Self-management Important for Type II Diabetes?

Image: Diabetes Type II: Supporting Self-Management professional development courseThis unit will introduce the components of the biopsychosocial model of health and explain the role of each component and its advantages. It will also focus on the biological, psychological and social factors and the effects on an individual with a diagnosis of type II diabetes.

Unit 3 – How is the Biopsychosocial Model of Care Used in Self-management of Type II Diabetes?

Image: Diabetes Type II: Supporting Self-Management professional development courseThis unit focuses on the practical application of the Biopsychosocial Model of Care for the self-management of Diabetes Type II. It will also discuss the principles of self-management and person-centred care and the outcomes that could be aimed for when assessing and monitoring an individual with the condition.

Unit 4 - When Can I Use the Skills and Knowledge of Self-management?

Image: Diabetes Type II: Supporting Self-Management professional development courseThis unit focuses on the creation of a personal development plan to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the workplace and on improving patient outcomes.