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Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Adults - Level 6 - AC0699

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

This module has been developed as a response to the change in focus of care provision for diabetes from specialist centres to primary care. The change has brought about the need for health care professionals providing primary care for diabetes to obtain skills which will enable them to deliver new models of care.

You will develop a sound understanding of the prevention of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the complications that may occur and the effect on the patient and family. You will also develop a critical insight into the role of practice and service structures in detecting and managing diabetes and preventing or postponing its complications.

Course Overview:

  • Pathophysiology and epidemiology of diabetes
  • Prevention of Type 2 diabetes
  • Impaired glucose tolerance
  • The importance of exercise and diet
  • Risk factors of Type 2 diabetes
  • Medication and insulin therapy in Type 2 diabetes
  • Secondary prevention
  • Screening for complications of diabetes
  • Education Programmes for Type 2 diabetes
  • Foot care management
  • Management and treatment of Type 1 diabetes
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Education Programmes for Type 2 diabetes
  • Current and future technology and research
  • Pre-conception care
  • Quality Outcomes Framework
  • Reflective Practice
  • Critical incident analysis
  • Motivational Interviewing

Learn from the Best

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena. 

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Teaching and Assessment

You will learn in both the academic and workplace settings. During lectures and seminars you will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and debate topical issues in the management and prevention of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. You will also be able to access and use supplementary learning materials through the e-learning portal.

You will be assessed through a 3000 word essay, in which you will need to select a critical incident from your own practice and produce a written critical evaluation of their role in relation to the promotion of the long-term health needs of the adult with diabetes.

To prepare for this task you will do a formative assignment and receive feedback. This will be a case study which will form the basis of a group discussion in relation to the changing role of the nurse in diabetes prevention and management.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

 

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

 

Your Future

Ensure you are up-to-date with the latest developments in research and practice to support prevention and management for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops, Seminars, Reflective Practice and Directed Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start April 2018

This NHS Continuing Workforce Development module will develop your ability to make preventative interventions within practice nursing.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

You should be a qualified nurse or healthcare practitioner, who is involved in the management of diabetes. You will need to demonstrate evidence of previous study at level 5.

See below for an overview of this course:

  • Pathophysiology and epidemiology of diabetes
  • Prevention of Type 2 diabetes
  • Impaired glucose tolerance
  • The importance of exercise and diet
  • Risk factors of Type 2 diabetes
  • Medication and insulin therapy in Type 2 diabetes
  • Secondary prevention
  • Screening for complications of diabetes
  • Education Programmes for Type 2 diabetes
  • Foot care management
  • Management and treatment of Type 1 diabetes
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Education Programmes for Type 2 diabetes
  • Current and future technology and research
  • Pre-conception care
  • Quality Outcomes Framework
  • Reflective Practice
  • Critical incident analysis
  • Motivational Interviewing

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