Managing Diabetes as a Long Term Health Condition

Course code SNM614
15 credits at level 7


This page has details of this module at postgraduate level, if you wish to study this topic at diploma/undergraduate degree level please see Introduction to Diabetes Care and Management (SNM2204/SNM3187)

Who is it for?

This unit is delivered at masters level therefore applicants need to have completed a degree or demonstrate the ability to study ay masters level. This module is suitable for health care professionals who need knowledge, understanding and clinical skills in diabetes care and management.

Overview of content:

  • Classification of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Epidemiology
  • Medication, pharmacology and therapies
  • Physiological signs and symptoms
  • Care of the newly diagnosed
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Role of health promotion and changing clinical practice
  • Non-insulin dependent diabetes
  • Insulin dependent diabetes
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Systems of insulin delivery
  • Culture and ethnicity
  • Maintenance of health

What is it about?

Facilitated by clinical experts, this module is about ensuring that health care professionals are equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake effective care and management of those with diabetes.

How does it enhance practice?

The unit is tailored to meet the needs of clinicians working in practice and stresses the importance of following recommended policies and best practice in the control, treatment and management of diabetes in those people under their care.

Mode of Assessment:

3,000 word academic assignment in a portfolio of evidence style. The focus of the assignment should reflect the learning outcomes of the module and relate to students own area of clinical practice.

Links to Professional/Academic Award:

PG Certificate in Managing Long Term Health Conditions

Course Structure:

1 x study day every week for 10 weeks

Start Date:

September 2021

First day of course is mandatory

Application and Funding

To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by visiting our how to apply page. For an individual module a fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. When applying for a masters programme a funding form and details of funding options can be found on our Funding Page.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

The Division of Nursing and Midwifery (Health Sciences School) is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital however teaching may take place across the University site.

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Jaqueline Dale

Tel: 0114 222 2072