Care of the Adult with Diabetes

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

To apply you must be a registered practitioner and have successfully completed a two to three day foundation course in diabetes, or have equivalent knowledge gained through study and/or clinical practice.

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:
  • Physiology of diabetes:
    • Pathophysiology of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and how this relates to the normal physiology of insulin production and mode of action
    • Initial diagnosis and investigations in diabetes
    • Typical progressive patterns of diabetes
    • Pharmacology.
  • Management of diabetes:
    • Psychosocial considerations in diabetes management
    • Health promotion in diabetes and the role of lifestyle modification and behaviour change theories
    • Nutrition
    • Causes, prevention and treatment of acute emergencies
    • Principles of self-management
    • The importance of monitoring in preventing acute and chronic complications of diabetes
    • Retinopathy, Nephropathy, Neuropathy, Macro and Micro-vascular disease.
  • Living with diabetes and maintaining optimal health:
    • The implications of ethnicity, gender and health beliefs
    • The principles of structured education in diabetes
    • Specific management of certain groups of patient, i.e. inpatients, young people, pregnant women, older adults and frail people.
  • Professional issues:
    • Multi-disciplinary roles in diabetes care
    • National and Local policies relevant to diabetes care and management (NSF, NICE, Expert patient)
    • Contemporary research and application to evidence-based care in diabetes management.


Study time includes 48 contact hours.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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