Introduction to Diabetes Care and Management

Course codes SNM2204/SNM3187
20 at either level 5 (Diploma) or level 6 (Degree)

This page has details of this module at diploma/undergraduate degree level, if you wish to study this topic at masters level please see Managing Diabetes as a Long Term Health Condition.

Who is it for?

This unit is suitable for health care professionals who need knowledge, understanding and clinical skills in diabetes care and management.

Overview of content:

  • Classifications
  • Epidemiology
  • Treatment and therapies
  • Care of newly diagnosed
  • Adapting to lifestyle changes
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Culture and ethnicity
  • Older clients
  • Young people
  • Pregnancy
  • Supporting agencies

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. The course will:

  • Discuss the physical, social, psychological health needs of those with diabetes
  • Discuss the principles of treatment and the role of the health care professional in care and self-management
  • Discuss how the needs of clients requiring specialist diabetes care can be met in clinical practice

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:

4,000-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:

Diploma in Clinical Practice
BMedSci(Hons) Health and Social care Studies (Ongoing and Supportive Care)
BMedSci(Hons) Health and Social care Studies (Acute, High Dependency and Critical Care)
BMedSci(Hons) Health and Social care Studies (Primary Care and Public Health)

Pre Course Requirements:

To study at degree level you need evidence of 120 credits at diploma level.

Course Structure:

1 x study day per week for 10 weeks

Start Date: 24 September 2020 

Attendance Dates: 24.09.20, 01.10.20, 08.10.20, 15.10.20, 22.10.20, 29.10.20, 05.11.20, 12.11.20, 19.11.20, 26.11.20

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. A fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. 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