Please note this module may have multiple start dates and may run in more than one location. Visit our CPD page to view our module calendar which indicates all start dates, course locations, application deadlines and more information about how the modules are assessed.
This module is an innovative multi-professional qualification which has been jointly developed by North East Essex Diabetes Specialist Team and the University of Essex.
The subjects are specifically aimed to meet the learning needs of those providing clinical services to patients with diabetes in primary care, the community and in the hospital setting.
The module is suitable for general practitioners, practice nurses, community nurses, ward nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals and health care assistants wishing to increase their understanding of diabetes management. The course is suitable for practitioners who are carrying out health checks and annual reviews for people with diabetes or at risk of diabetes.
The course will provide a range of learning opportunities, offering a mixture of taught sessions, shadow sessions within the specialist clinical areas and self-directed learning. Practitioners will build on current skills and knowledge to improve confidence to enable them to deliver safe, effective healthcare.
At the end of the module you will be able to:
- Recognise and appropriately use diagnostic criteria.
- Demonstrate understanding of national and local demographics of diabetes.
- Apply the principles of self-care and goal setting for a patient with diabetes related complications using structured education and behaviour change methods.
- Carry out the diabetes assessment of 8 Care Processes.
- Confidently, and competently support and effectively treat patients with diabetes utilising, where appropriate, local and specialist services with timely referrals.
- Utilise networks to share knowledge and peer support.
- Interpret data from clinical investigations to monitor glycaemic control, predict risk and plan appropriate interventions.
- Develop person-centred, evidence based, diabetes management plans to optimise glycaemic control.