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 aimed at health professionals providing clinical services to patients with diabetes in Primary Care, the community and in the hospital setting. It is an innovative multi-professional qualification which has been jointly developed by North East Essex Diabetes Specialist Team and the University of Essex.
Over the course of the module you will gain in-depth and up to date information on diabetes, how risks can be identified and predicted and how it can be controlled. You will develop skills relevant to the care of diabetic patients such as the creation of diabetes management plans along with communication and motivational techniques to help support them effectively and compassionately.
The module is suitable for general practitioners, practice nurses, community nurses, ward nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals.
At the end of the module you will be able to:
- 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.
- Engage effective communication and motivational techniques to agree goals and enhance glycaemic control.
- Advise and titrate insulin and GLP-1 medications through application of national and local policy, recommendations and current research to improve glycaemic control.