Insulin Conversion

Primary Care Training Centre
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Course Delivery & Duration

Attendance at an initial one-day workshop is followed by sixteen weeks of self-directed study utilising an Activity Pack and "virtual patient" email diaries. This course is available as accredited by Teesside University or CPD Certified. On the accredited course, you will need to write a case study as part of your assessment.

Suitable For

GP, Nurse, Registered Healthcare Practitioners


Teesside University UCCE Insulin Conversion in People with Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care 10 Credits Level 5
Certified by the CPD Certification Service

Outline Content

More people with Type 2 Diabetes are now requiring insulin therapy. This conversion is increasingly being made in Primary Care. This sixteen week module aims to develop the knowledge and understanding of the health care practitioner to initiate insulin therapy in such individuals. The module examines the need for insulin therapy, explores regimens and patient educational issues. This course is suitable for registered healthcare professionals, already managing people with Type 2 diabetes and working in primary care.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of different insulin types and regimens.
  • Critically review the bio-psychosocial effects that insulin therapy has upon the patient and family.
  • Analyse, apply and interpret evidence from a range of sources to underpin the management of insulin conversion.
  • Critically review patient's knowledge and competence in the self management of insulin therapy.
  • Critically analyse the effects of insulin therapy and monitoring of diabetes in the delivery of care to meet the individual needs of the client.
  • Apply, evaluate and modify care delivery in response to the changing needs of the patient within agreed protocols.
  • Demonstrate writing skills appropriate to the academic level.

Section Headings

  • Who should start
  • Conversion onto insulin
  • Insulin therapy management
  • Lifestyle advice


The module is assessed through a written 2,000 reflective case study which evaluates the care of a patient converting to insulin.

Dates available on arrangement

Primary Care Training Centre can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

If there are sufficient students (usually 20-24 students), our tutors can come to you at a big saving in time as well as travel and accommodation costs for the students. We call these courses/study days delivered in your area Satellites.

We make it easy to organise training. We come to you and we guarantee improvements in patient care and outcomes. The course content and teaching is identical wherever the teaching days are held. Please contact the Training Centre to discuss how we can assist you with your training needs.
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