This module focuses on the particular considerations that are required to provide comprehensive care for an adolescent with diabetes. -Intended for health professionals involved with the care of adolescents with diabetes. -Introduces the concept of adolescence, examining the physiology and its influence on diabetes. -An exploration of adolescent behaviour, behavioural models and health beliefs will underpin the examination of mental health issues including anxiety, depression and eating disorders. -A discussion of models of transitional care, service implications and management in clinic will aid the professional in provision of care. -Comprises lectures, group work and supervision. -The teaching and learning style is interactive, drawing on both the expert teachers and the experience of other students.
Students undertake an assignment to demonstrate more in-depth study, review of the literature and/or critical application of the knowledge and skills gained in the taught part of the module.
A 4,000-word assignment is required to gain 20 CATS credits from the module
-MSc route: available as an option on MSc in Diabetes programme or on the MSc in Diabetes (Paediatrics) programme. -Not sure an MSc is for you? Take this module as a Postgraduate Award. Contact us for more information: [email protected]