This course has been designed to provide advanced professional education in diabetes care for a wide range of practitioners working in primary care including: general practitioners, nurses from primary care, podiatrists and pharmacists.
Practitioners gain knowledge of current best practice in the diagnosis and management of diabetes; the epidemiology of diabetes type 1 and type 2 and pathophysiology; diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle modification. Clinical learning is blended with teaching in organisational and policy context to enable clinicians to contribute more effectively to improving the design, delivery, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of services and to inform evidence-based practice.
KEY AREAS OF STUDY
• Complications of diabetes and their management • Epidemiology • Lifestyle interventions and up-to-date treatment options • Self-management and the patient perspective • Evidence-based practice in diabetes care • Clinical commissioning for quality care in diabetes services • Principles and practice of quality care and treatment
Modules are assessed by 2,000 or 3,000 word written assignments which are centred on case studies or an agreed relevant topic and presentations.
MDM59 Diabetes Practice in Primary Care (20 credits)* MDM34 Evidence Based Practice (20 credits)
MDM76 Quality, Safety and Service Improvement in Clinical Services (20 credits)
MDM111 Clinical Commissioning for Quality Care (20 credits)
* MDM59 Diabetes Practice in Primary Care may also be taken as a standalone module.
The course provides an accessible and achievable postgraduate qualification for professionals who provide care and support for people with diabetes in the community.
Practitioners will gain clinical and professional knowledge which will enhance their ability to practice, commission and promote state of the art evidence-based care.