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. 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.
• Complications of diabetes and their management • Lifestyle interventions and up-to-date treatment options • Social and psychological aspects • 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 in care and treatment