Diabetes mellitus (degree and masters level) (HEAD392 / APP754)

Key features

You will explore care issues and complication prevention as well as increasing your capacity for evidence-based enquiry in disease pathways relating to diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance.

This module is based upon the new competencies and explores core knowledge and care issues relating to diabetes mellitus, pre-diabetes, management issues and complication prevention.

The module can be studied at degree and masters level.

Module code

HEAD392/APP754

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

<p>Medical staff meeting.Image courtesy of Getty Images.</p>

HEAD392 course details (degree level)


At the end of the module you will be able to:
  • explain the underlying pathophysiology for diabetes mellitus
  • critically explore the management and treatment of diabetes mellitus
  • analyse potential acute and chronic complications of diabetes mellitus
  • appraise the epidemiological data and the influences, drivers and policies relating to diabetes mellitus.
Assessment
The formative assessment is a presentation and the summative assessment is a written assignment.
Module dates
6, 13, 20, 27 February and 6, 13 March 2023.

The university is following government guidelines on COVID 19 and there is a possibility that some modules may require online delivery. We will keep you informed of any decisions regarding this.
Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change, always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers
What programme can this module count towards?
This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards our BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Carecourse and a number of associated pathways.

APP754 course details (masters level)


At the end of the module you will be able to:
  • critically analyse the underlying pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus
  • critically analyse the management and treatment of diabetes mellitus and explore the implications for contemporary practice
  • critically analyse potential acute and chronic complications of diabetes mellitus
  • critically appraise the epidemiological data and the influences, drivers and policies relating to diabetes mellitus and the impact on patient care.
Assessment
The formative assessment is a presentation and the summative assessment is a written assignment.
Module dates
6, 13, 20, 27 February and 6, 13 March 2023.

Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change, always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.
What programme can this module count towards?
This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards our MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions)programme and a number of associated pathways.

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • application forms 
  • change of name forms
  • pre-course information
  • downloadable guides 
  • student card.

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Entry requirements


To be eligible for the module you must be employed in a diabetes related care environment.
To study the module at degree level you must have previously studied at level 5 (i.e. foundation degree or equivalent).
To study the module at masters level you must have previously studied to graduate level (i.e. level 6).
You'll be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit (PDU). Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.
Please note this module is open to international students.

Fees