Diabetes Management Theory
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mrs Heather Bloodworth
Overall aims and purpose
Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014. The prevalence of diabetes has doubled since 1980. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese. Consequently, the Diabetes Management Theory Module is essential to ensure that those health care professionals working in the field of diabetes are fully au fait with the wealth of contemporary theoretical and practical knowledge relating to the management of the condition and its complications. This will enable them to deliver evidence-based practice when caring for this group of patients.
Review of normal physiology of the control of glucose including role of the pancreas, kidney, liver and adrenals Diagnosis and classification of diabetes Pre diabetes and diabetes prevention Role of structured education Behavioural changes Motivational interviewing Oral medication Injectable therapy Insulin and GLP1 Insulin Pump therapy
An excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and evidence of additional evidence gained by the student. Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of pertinent health care issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria
Very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade B- in the Grading Criteria.
Basic understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of C- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module.
Develop skills required to critically appraise current practice
Critically examine current practice and embrace any significant new developments in the management of diabetes.
Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology of the different types of diabetes and how they differ in terms of management and the development of complications.
Critically assess the patient’s physical, psychological and socio-cultural attributes in a holistic manner and to demonstrate the ability to deliver care in accordance with these needs such that each is cared for on an individual basis enabling patient education to be optimised.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Contact Time – e.g. in classroom, e- learning: 12 days or 84 hours
Private Study – reading time, preparing and taking assessments 96 hours
Group seminars 20 hours over the module. (4 x5 hours)
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Subject specific skills
Demonstrate critical analysis of a range of clinical presentations and their safe management. The skills to read, interpret and critically appraise literature relating to diabetes.
Resource implications for students
Students will require acces to the intranet
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nhs-4362.html
BILOUS, R. DONELLY, R (2010). Handbook of diabetes. London: Wiley Blackwell.
HOLT, T. KUMAR, S. ( 2015). ABC of diabetes. London: Wiley Blackwell CONFIDENTIAL ENQUIRY INTO MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH, (2007). Diabetes in pregnancy: are we providing the best care? London: CEMACH
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & DIABETES UK, (2005). Structured patient education in diabetes – report from the patient education working group. London
DIABETES CONTROL AND COMPLICATIONS TRIAL RESEARCH GROUP, (1993). The effect of intensive treatment of diabetes on the development and progression of long-term complications in insulin-dependant diabetes mellitus. New England Journal of Medicine 329, 977-86
FONSECA, V. PENDERGRASS, R. McDUFFIE, R. (2010). Diabetes in clinical practice, London: Springer
GOUGH, S., MANLEY, S., STRATTON, I. (2010). HbA1C in diabetes. Oxford: Diabetes UK & Wiley Blackwell.
HILLSON, R. (2015) Diabetes: a practical manual. OUP Oxford.
HOLT, T., KUMAR, S. (2015) ABC of diabetes (7th Ed). Wiley Blackwell.
JAYAKUMAR, R., V., BHAVANI, N., PAVITHRAN, P. (2013). Diabetes in children and adolescents (1st Ed)
LESLIE, D., MATHEWS, D. (2010). Diabetes. Oxford: Oxford University Prss
NATIONAL COLLABORATING CENTER for CHRONIC CONDITIONS, (2008). Type 2 diabetes: national clinical guidelines for management in primary and secondary care (update). London: Royal College of Physicians
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH and CARE EXCELLENCE, (2015). Diabetes in pregnancy: management from preconception to the postnatal period. London: NICE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH and CARE EXCELLENCE, (2008). Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. London: NICE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH and CARE EXCELLENCE, (2016). Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management. London: NICE. Available at https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng17
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH and CARE EXCELLENCE, (2016). Type 2 diabetes in adults: management. London: NICE. Available at https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG87