Diabetes Complications

Module code: MD7254

The delivery of high standard diabetes care requires a competent and knowledgeable workforce, able to apply a critical, evidence-based approach to their clinical practice. This module will provide you with the theoretical underpinning and evidence for the key complications of diabetes including cardiovascular disease. 

This module also addresses the psychosocial aspects of managing people with diabetes and complications. You will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the best ways to help people who are struggling with the less obvious but hugely important additional challenges such as depression, eating disorders, grief and anxiety which so frequently occur in people with diabetes. 

Throughout this module attention will be given to the importance of person-centered care and strategies to embed this approach into practice. Case studies will be used to encourage interactive and experiential learning. This module links evidence to clinical practice to enhance critical thinking.


  • 21 hours of lectures
  • 13 hours of seminars
  • 3 hours of tutorials
  • 2 hours of demonstrations
  • 11 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 250 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, 1.5 hours (20%)
  • Oral case study presentation (30%)
  • Written assignment, 3,500 words (50%)