Short course

Diabetes Type 2: Supporting Self-Management

Online course details


£95 (includes VAT)

Next course date

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4 units, 5 hours of study per unit

CPD hours

20 CPD hours


Self-guided online learning



Online course description

Diabetes type 2 is a major priority for public health. The number of cases of type 2 diabetes is increasing locally and globally, with the medium and long-term impact of diabetes becoming an increasing concern. This has prompted an increased focus on the self-management of this condition.

This course looks at how Health and Social Care professionals can improve patient outcomes through better disease management. By addressing diabetes through a biopsychosocial model of care can help practitioners to support patients in the self-management of the condition facilitating the lifestyle changes they may need to make.

This short professional development course will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your knowledge of diabetes within a biopsychosocial model of health. By applying this model to the care of patients with diabetes you will have the opportunity to consider a truly holistic approach to patients who have type 2 diabetes offering strategies to support their physical, social and psychological needs.

This course is intended to provide a practical and engaging learning experience for registered health professionals and un-registered care staff who have contact with individuals diagnosed with the condition.

Though open to anyone, this course is ideally suited to health and social care professionals who come into contact with people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This course provides up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge which can be transferred directly into practice. It will be of particular interest to people in roles such as:

This professional development course will provide you with:

Structure, certificates and assessment

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

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.

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Course units

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:

This 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 2. 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 2 diabetes.

This 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 2 diabetes.

This unit focuses on the practical application of the Biopsychosocial Model of Care for the self-management of diabetes type 2. 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.

This 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.

Learning outcomes


A flexible course that fits in with working and family life

This learner led course is open for continuous enrolment, which means it can be studied at any time and delivered 100% online, allowing you to manage your studies around work and family commitments. This is a self-guided course which involves reflective activities to assess subject understanding whilst completing a personal portfolio. Our online short courses are designed to be intellectually stimulating, thought provoking and rewarding.

Fees and funding

Fee: £95 (includes VAT)

Course requirements

The course is widely available for anyone to take part in regardless of age, location or education status.

However, there are some basic requirements. You will need access to the internet whether it is on your PC, tablet, mobile or other electronic devices, as well as a valid email address to register with our online learning environment in order to take part in the course.

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

Learners should have an understanding of the English Language and the ability to study in English.

How to enrol

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

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