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Certificate in Diabetes Care

Course Description

The Certificate in Diabetes Care (CIDC) course is the UK’s leading foundation course in diabetes care. Over 10,000 healthcare professionals have enrolled on the course which provides the practical knowledge and skills necessary to provide an effective and efficient service for people with diabetes.

Sensitive to the constraints on busy healthcare professionals, the course aims to link theory directly with practice. The course is designed to meet the educational needs of all healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes care and the assessments for the course builds upon existing knowledge and helps to develop new skills.

Please note: Healthcare professionals need to be working in a clinical setting and working with people who have diabetes mellitus to undertake this course.

Programme aims

During the programme, we expect that you will:
-Develop, extend and enrich your existing knowledge about diabetes and the care of people with diabetes, adapting your professional practice to all you have learnt.
-Take the opportunity to explore existing attitudes and beliefs in the practice of diabetes care
-Explore and discuss the value of team working in diabetes care.
-Recognise the importance of interpersonal and effective communication skills in relationships with people with diabetes, family members/carers and colleagues in the delivery of diabetes care.
-Understand how you learn and how you apply your learning to your professional practice.
-Extend your network of people working in diabetes care, to share experiences, to have fun and develop supportive relationships, and achieve an accredited qualification in diabetes care from The University of Warwick.

Visit the Certificate in Diabetes Care page on the University of Warwick website for more details!

Entry Requirements

All applicants need to hold a recognised health related qualification (registered nurse/dietician/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.

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