Diabetes Care (Level 6)
FEBRUARY 2018 TBC
Diabetes Mellitus is a long term condition with significant implications for morbidity and mortality which are reduced with good management.
This module provides the experienced qualified nurse with the in-depth theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to competently assess, plan, implement and evaluate the specialised nursing care of patients undergoing treatment and stabilisation of diabetes, and of patients requiring support in the everyday management of their condition.
Students undertaking this module will develop a greater understanding of clinical contexts and be able to practice as competent and informed practitioners in diabetes care. At a local level there has been a demand for this module to be developed around local needs and issues affecting patients and clients.
This module focuses on the acquisition of research-based in-depth knowledge and clinical skills required for all aspects of diabetes nursing care. In addition this module aims to develop practitioners skills in evaluation, to have the capacity to act as change agent, facilitating their self-awareness and effectiveness within the multidisciplinary team in a variety of clinical contexts
To critically apply knowledge of physiology to the care of patients with diabetes. ( HWB2, HWB6 Level 3)
To demonstrate competence in nursing care related to physiological investigations and treatment. (HWB8 Level 3)
To examine critically and use research findings related to patients with diabetes. (IK2 Level 3)
To promote client autonomy and self-empowerment.(HWB4 Level 3)
To create and maintain an environment in which clients/carers are enabled to make informed choices.(HWB8 Level 3)
To discuss and teach clients, carers and team members concepts of health promotion, health education, prevention and health protection in relation to diabetes.( G1 Level 3 )
To be able to respond flexibly to changing situations and deliver effective interventions. HWB5, HWB Level 3)
To apply critical evaluation skills to own practice and to the practice of others involved in diabetes care.(HWB7 Level 3)
To be able to effectively manage others and demonstrate critical thinking and decision making skills. (G7 Level 3)
To be able to implement research findings in diabetes care and evaluate their effectiveness.(IK3 Level3)
How will I learn
Face to face learning
FEBRUARY 2018 - TBC
* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change
Ann Owen A.Owen@uea.ac.uk