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This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application.

As part of your application you will need to upload a copy of your completed study leave approval form. If you do not attach your approval form to your application or it is incomplete this will delay your application and may impact you being offered a place on the module. Instructions on how to do this are in the guidance notes.





If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

This module is aimed at registered nurses and healthcare practitioners who are involved in the prevention and management of diabetes across all care settings. . This module has been developed as a response to the change in focus of care provision for diabetes from specialist centres to primary care. This change has brought about the need for health care professionals providing  diabetes care, to obtain skills, which will enable them to deliver effective, evidence based management and preventative strategies.

The module aims to promote an increase in knowledge and 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. Students will also develop a critical insight into the role of practice and service structures in detecting and managing diabetes and preventing or postponing complications.

Delivery Dates:

Face to Face: Wednesday 19th February 2020 9-5pm

Student directed study: Wednesday 26th February

Face to Face: Wednesday 4th March 2020 9-5pm

Student directed study: Wednesday 11th February

Face to Face: Wednesday 18th March 2020 9-5pm

Student directed study: Wednesday 25th March 2020

Face to Face: Wednesday 1st April 2020 9-5pm

Student directed study: Wednesday 8th April

Face to Face: Wednesday 22nd April 2020 9-5pm

Face to Face: Wednesday 6th May 2020 9-5pm

Course Information

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

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

Mode of Study
Part Time

Coach Lane Campus

Start 19th February 2020 |

10 Weeks

Health, Sport and Social Care

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.

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 essential  learning materials through the e-learning portal (BlackBoard Ultra).The summative assessment strategy is designed to enable you to demonstrate your awareness of the promotion of long-term health needs of the adult with, or at risk of diabetes. This will be achieved by a 3000-word case study assignment exploring and critically evaluating the evidence base for the care of a person with or at risk of diabetes, justifying the preventative and management strategies implemented. Feedback will be given electronically and will include development advice for future work.

To prepare for this task you will complete formative assessments  which will take place during scheduled sessions, informed by engagement in learning activities including group presentations. Feedback will be provided by the module tutor.

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.


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).


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.

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

You should be a registered nurse or healthcare practitioner, who is involved in the delivery of care to people at risk of, or living with diabetes. You will need to demonstrate evidence of previous study at level 5. You will need to access funding via your CCG or self-fund to enrol on this module.

Knowledge & Understanding:

1. You will be expected to understand the principle determinants and risk factors in the development of type 1 and type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and the pathophysiological changes associated with the disease.

2. You will critically examine the management of patients with or at risk of Diabetes Mellitus considering the context of current care delivery within pertinent care settings Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

3. You will critically analyse the contemporary evidence, developing your research skills via information retrieval to underpin your understanding of the screening, prevention, management and care delivery of people living with or at risk of diabetes mellitus.

4. You will be enabled to develop insight and appreciation of the role of other health professionals in the care of people with or at risk of diabetes

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

5. You will appreciate the key attributes of the complexity of diabetes care and prevention, evaluating the extent to which current service provision supports or limits patient choice, applying theory to practice settings.


If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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