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Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Adults - Level 6 - AC6700


About this course

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. If you receive a place you will be emailed an official offer letter, you will need to respond confirming your place within 10 working days.

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This module is aimed at registered nurses and healthcare practitioners based within CCG’s who are involved in the prevention and management of diabetes in the primary care setting. 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 primary care 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.

Study Dates for February Cohort

Taught Days:

Wednesday 27th February

Wednesday 13th March

Wednesday 27th March

Wednesday 10th April  

Wednesday 24th April 

Wednesday 1st May


Self Directed Study Days:

Wednesday 6th March

Wednesday 20th March

Wednesday 3rd April

Wednesday 17th April

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 Health, Sport and Social Care

Study Mode Part Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start February 2019

Duration 10 Weeks

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

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

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.

Develop an enhanced understanding of primary prevention of diabetes.

Develop an understanding of the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Analyse the identification process of diabetes including screening and diagnosis and the impact of this on the patient and family.

Evaluate the extent to which current service provision supports or limits patients’ choice.

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

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