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]
All applicants need to hold a recognised health related qualification (registered nurse/dietitian/podiatrist/doctor). In order to meet the needs of the assessment process, applicants will need to be working in a clinical setting and working with people who have diabetes mellitus to undertake this course. Prospective students should have a basic knowledge and understanding of the following: The diagnosis and classification of diabetes mellitus, lifestyle changes, long term complications, acute complications, treatment options.
Recipient: University of Warwick
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