Globally, Diabetes Mellitus is a complex long-term condition with significant implications for morbidity and mortality and includes type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
These issues can be reduced with good prevention and management strategies including pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, appropriate for either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This module, delivered fully online, focuses on advancing students' practice in the field of diabetes, through the acquisition of knowledge supported by the research evidence base. Learners will enhance their understanding of practice across the lifespan, in order to improve healthcare systems and provide high quality care for individuals living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. They will develop their autonomous practice, critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving, values-based care and service improvement (NHS 2017).
This module aims is designed around four pillars of advanced practice. These are Clinical, Research, Education and Management/Leadership, and are applicable across global healthcare systems.