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Diabetes Care Managment Level 6 Online Module



UEA, Norwich

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TBC September 2020

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Course Description

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  

This module supports your professional development by promoting management and leadership, education, research and enhanced clinical practice to enable you to move forward in your level of practice. 

What will I learn

By the end of this module you will be able to:   

  • Discuss national and global approaches to managing diabetes within and across a range of healthcare settings including primary, secondary and tertiary care; 
  • Analyse and interpret clinical data to ensure appropriate evidence-based management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes across the lifespan;
  • Contribute to effective working within and across teams to ensure patient safety and optimal patient outcome in diabetes care management
  • Develop greater self-awareness in on-going reflection for decision-making, service improvement and individual life-long learning. 

How will I learn

Online Module, which will be delivered across 6 X 2 weekly blocks. The themes for the 6 blocks are: 

  • Diabetes across and within healthcare systems  
  • Principles of Pathophysiology for diabetes care management 
  • Principles of Pharmacology and non -pharmacological management for diabetes care 
  • Management of diabetes across the lifespan
  • Risk assessment and management of complications 
  • Application and improving practice 

There will be a range of materials including podcasts, videos, workbooks and directed independent study available to support and enhance learning. 

Formative Assessment: 

A critical reflection of your clinical and professional role, focusing on the care management of people with diabetes 

Summative Assessment: 

A 2000 word critical appraisal of a contemporary healthcare issue within diabetes care relevant to your practice area 

An artefact (such as a blog, press release or news bulletin) designed to disseminate information on a quality improvement initiative, and based on the findings from the critical appraisal.  It should be no longer than 1,000 words but you may wish to use different media such as podcast or video which should be of equivalent length. 


Study Dates  TBC

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

December 2020

* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change

Karen Botsford

To apply for this as a single module or as Part of the BSc Enhanced Professional Practice as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via Professional Development section. 


Progressing your studies: 

Although this module does not sit within a defined programme within the School of Health Sciences, it may be possible for this module to be recognised as an optional credit-bearing module within the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (APP) or BSc Enhanced Professional Practice (EPP) programmes.  For further information, please contact 


Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

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