Pre-requisites: It is expected that participants have 120 credits at level 6 (degree) or demonstrate the ability to study at this level

Aims/Description: Diabetes is a long-term condition with considerable morbidity and mortality Prevalence is increasing in the UK especially amongst lower socio-economic and some ethnic minority groups along with increases in obesity. Costs to the NHS are considerable, particularly when considering the associated micro and macro vascular complications. Diabetes care and management has changed substantially recently, and progressive approaches and the achievement of standards set out by the Department of Health in the NSF for diabetes requires co-ordination and leadership. This unit will develop the knowledge base, and facilitate the skills necessary for health care professionals working in this field. Through critical reflection of anatomy, physiology, treatment and management of diabetes; students will explore a potential change in clinical practice to support improvement in the quality and safety of patient care.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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