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An online course is being offered by the University of Warwick to provide qualified healthcare professionals who regularly conduct diabetes clinics and reviews to develop the knowledge and understanding to help their patients achieve optimal glycaemic control using a range of therapies including insulin and GLP-1 receptor agonists.

This course is delivered by:
Online course (next course due to commence April 2017)

The teaching content will be evidence based and acknowledge current national and local guidelines.

The aim of the course is to increase healthcare professionals' confidence when intensifying treatment in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Prospective students are expected to have a basic knowledge related to Type 2 diabetes care and management and now wish to further enhance their knowledge and skills to utilise the full range of glucose lowering therapies (including insulin and GLP1 receptor agonists) that are now available.

Students who have recently completed this course say that this is the ideal course to build upon the foundations laid by completing the certificate in diabetes care. They report feeling more confident when prescribing 2nd and 3rd line therapies and engaging their patients in a joint decision making process during the consultation.

The course is accredited by the University and successful students will be awarded 30 CATS and the certificate in Optimising Glycaemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus upon the successful completion of a professional portfolio (this will be completed over a 6 -9 month period).

Distance delivery mode

This course is delivered by current Advanced Leaders in local areas. Please contact your CCG to ascertain if they are running a local programme.

Course content

-Assessment of patients for 3rd line therapies in line with current evidence, national and local guidelines.
-Practical Management of Insulin Therapy.
-Practical Management of GLP1 receptor agonist therapy.
-Shared Care planning and setting targets of treatment in line with recent recommendations from the Royal College of General Practitioners for the management of people with long term conditions.


-3 formative assessments based on patient consultations documenting change (s) in treatment in relation to improving glycaemic control using a shared decision making approach.
-1 summative assessment consisting of a practice based portfolio to be completed during the length of the course documenting change (s) in treatment related to glycaemic control. This portfolio could also be used to provide evidence towards professional validation or re-registration.

Visit the Optimising Glycaemic Control (type 2 diabetes) page on the University of Warwick website for more details!




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