Recognition and reduction of risk to the lower limb in the patient with diabetes (masters level) (ADV762)

Key features

This 20 credit masters-level module will develop your understanding of the multisystem effect of diabetes impacting on the lower limb whilst also providing you with the skills to evaluate current therapies, interventions and help patients manage modifiable risk factors associated with this condition.

You will use your existing practice experience to gain increased clinical autonomy, embedding theoretical knowledge from advanced study and analysis of contemporary diabetes research specifically related to lower limb complications. You will also evaluate contemporary approaches to assessment of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors and appraise current research concerned with diabetes and the management of the condition.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 7 - masters degree


Online delivery 

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Course details

 On successful completion of this module you will be able to: 
  • analyse and evaluate the impact of the local and systemic pathological effects of diabetes on the lower limb
  • conduct a critical and analytical review of modifiable and non-modifiable physiological and psychosocial risk factors contributing to lower limb pathology in diabetes
  • critically analyse the current research and data relevant to amputation in diabetes
  • evaluate contemporary approaches to clinical management of modifiable risk factors to prevent amputation in the patient with multisystem effects of diabetes in the lower limb.
This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards most of our MSc Advanced Professional Practicepathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information. 


The assessment for this module is in the form of a critical evaluation.
(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

This module will not run in 2022 / 23. 

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 – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.

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 considered for a place on this module:
  • you must have previously studied to graduate level
  • you must be a registered health and social care professional or a health and social care worker.
You'll be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Fees and funding

Please see our professional development module feespage.
Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. To apply please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.
If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.