Diabetes mellitus (degree and masters level)

Key features

You will explore care issues and complication prevention as well as increasing your capacity for evidence-based enquiry in disease pathways relating to diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance.

This module is based upon the new competencies and explores core knowledge and care issues relating to diabetes mellitus, pre-diabetes, management issues and complication prevention.

The module can be studied a degree and masters level.

Module code

HEAD380* / APP742

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

* This module was previously known as HEAD376

HEAD380 course details (degree level)

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • explain the underlying pathophysiology for diabetes mellitus
  • critically explore the management and treatment of diabetes mellitus
  • analyse potential acute and chronic complications of diabetes mellitus
  • appraise the epidemiological data and the influences, drivers and policies relating to diabetes mellitus.

Assessment

The formative assessment is a presentation and the summative assessment is a written an assignment.

Module dates

The dates for the next delivery are 6, 13, 20 and 27 February, and 6 and 13 March 2019.

Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change, always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers

What programme can this module count towards?

This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards our BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Care course and a number of associated pathways.

APP742 course details (masters level)

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • critically analyse the underlying pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus
  • critically analyse the management and treatment of diabetes mellitus and explore the implications for contemporary practice
  • critically analyse potential acute and chronic complications of diabetes mellitus
  • critically appraise the epidemiological data and the influences, drivers and policies relating to diabetes mellitus and the impact on patient care.

Assessment

The formative assessment is a presentation and the summative assessment is a written an assignment.

Module dates

The dates for the next delivery are 6, 13, 20 and 27 February, and 6 and 13 March 2019.

Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change, always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

What programme can this module count towards?

This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards our MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) programme and a number of associated pathways.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the module you must be employed in a diabetes related care environment.

To study the module at degree level you must have previously studied at level 5 (i.e. foundation degree or equivalent).

To study the module at masters level you must have previously studied to graduate level (i.e. level 6).

You'll be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit (PDU). Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Please note this module is open to international students.

Fees and funding

Funding

This module is commissioned by Health Education England and you may be eligible for funding through your employing trust.

To apply please contact your trust’s education coordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Fees

For those who are self-funding, please see our professional development module fees page.

How to apply

To apply for this module or for any queries regarding enrolment please contact the Professional Development Unit Admissions team

Email: pduadmissions@plymouth.ac.uk

Phone: +44 1752 586951

Visit: Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Opening hours: 9.00–16.30.