Due to the increase in the number of type 2 diabetes cases, there has been an increasing focus on the self-management of chronic conditions such as diabetes.

The diagnosis of a long term condition often means that people have to make adjustments to their life and lifestyle. Although this can be said with some ease, in reality people have to adhere to medication and dietary changes, but having a long-term condition can also have an impact on their social and psychological wellbeing and may need additional social support.

This course will consider how self-management techniques can be applied to Type 2 Diabetes. With a 'what, why, how and when' structure, case studies will be used to illustrate how to effectively employ the biopsychosocial model of health to self-management for improving patient outcomes and disease management. High quality, evidence-based sources of information will provided through the course.

After studying this course, and depending on your current qualifications and employment status, you could apply to join one of our programmes such as our BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (top up) for registered nurses, or you could pursue the Diploma in Health and Social Care, BSc (Hons) Integrative Health and Social Care or the MSc in Integrative Health and Social Care which are well suited to those working in the health and social care profession.

This professional development course will provide you with:

  • Disease-specific information relating to the improvement of patient outcomes and disease management
  • An understanding of how to effectively employ the biopsychosocial model of health to self-management
  • The opportunity to evidence knowledge of diabetes, Biopsychosocial and self-management obtained during the course.

Learning and assessment

You will study this course 100% online. It comprises a range of activities including:

  • The application of Biopsychosocial model and self- management principles.
  • Undertaking activities to help you to reflect.
  • Reading extracts from texts and academic journals.
  • Watching short videos.

There is no obligation for you to undertake every activity, but being involved in all aspects of the course will help you to achieve a well-rounded knowledge of Diabetes Type 2.

There is no graded assessment. Instead, you will receive a badge for each completed Unit, and then upon completion of the whole course, you will be awarded with an e-certificate.

How to enrol for the Diabetes Type 2: Supporting Self-Management online course?

All of our short online courses are delivered through an easy-to-use online learning platform, which you can enrol from directly.

Course requirements:

The course is widely available for anyone to take part regardless of age, location, level of education or professional work experience.

You will, however, need access to the internet whether it is on your PC, tablet, mobile or other electronic device. You will also need a valid email address to register on the online learning platform in order to take part in the course.

You will be required to agree to the terms and conditions, which will be available when you enrol, before you start the course.