Diabetes CPD, 4 or 6 days (courses 1-4)

These short courses are for you if... you want to increase your knowledge, skills and confidence in diabetes care.

Department
Health Sciences

Contact
MSc Diabetes Programme Administrator
AIR Zone, Leicester Diabetes Centre
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road
Leicester LE4 5PW

mscdiabetes@le.ac.uk

Course description

Course description

These highly regarded courses, taken as stand-alone modules, will help you to develop your clinical and academic skills to become an expert practitioner in diabetes. By studying with us you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to provide effective, high quality, evidence-based care whilst gaining transferable academic skills. Successful completion of the module assessment will provide you with Masters level credits to add to your CV.

Each of these short courses is a module within our MSc in Diabetes.

We offer eight short courses in Diabetes, spread over two pages of our website. See the other available short courses in Diabetes.

If you would prefer to simply attend the taught sessions but are not seeking accreditation, you are welcome to apply at a reduced rate. This means you would attend the taught days only and opt out of the assessments attached to the course.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

There are no specific academic qualifications required but you must have clinical experience in the field of diabetes.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

Each four-day course costs £845

Each six-day course costs £1,690

International Students

These courses are not currently available to international (non-EU) students.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Studying with the University of Leicester gives a clear signal to employers. It demonstrates that you have the spark, ambition and commitment to take your career to the next level. Your current employer will also benefit directly from your newly acquired understanding and capabilities.

Whether you're an employee looking to get ahead or an employer keen to develop the capabilities of your workforce, studying a short course with us will bring the resources of a leading University to your organisation.

Course structure

Glycaemic Management

Glycaemic Management

Please note: this is a six-day course with a higher fee.

This course covers the key components of diabetes management and has been specifically developed to provide you with a good understanding of all the current and latest therapeutic developments including the pharmacokinetics of the latest drug therapies, islet cell transplantations, the value of novel therapies such as insulin pumps and bariatric surgery.

This comprehensive course also includes the role of diet therapy, lifestyle management and the clinical implications of glucose monitoring. The course is constantly updated to reflect the rapidly changing diabetes management agenda.

Assessment

  • Exam (20%)
  • Oral case study presentation (30%)
  • Written assignment (50%)

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Diabetes and the Older Person

Diabetes and the Older Person

This course is aimed at professionals involved in the delivery of diabetes care to the Older Person with diabetes.

Managing older people with diabetes can often be complex due to the high risk of co-morbidities, delayed diagnosis and hospital acute admissions. Care can also be challenging where patients have dementia.

Teaching will be based on formal presentations followed by extensive group case study discussions enabling you to adopt a reflective approach to clinical practice supported by academic underpinning.

Assessment

  • Written assignment (100%)

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Diabetes Complications

Diabetes Complications

Please note: this is a six-day course with a higher fee.

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 course will provide you with the theoretical underpinning and evidence for the key complications of diabetes including cardiovascular disease.

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

Assessment

  • Exam (20%)
  • Oral case study presentation (20%)
  • Written assignment (60%)

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Self-Management and Behaviour Change

Self-Management and Behaviour Change

People with Diabetes manage their condition 24/7, 365 days a year, of which only a tiny fraction is spent with a healthcare professional. Supporting someone with diabetes to become a successful self-manager is therefore critical to good outcomes, whether clinical, psychological or emotional.

What do we mean when we talk about self-management? What skills are involved for healthcare professionals and people with diabetes? This course has been designed to help you understand the philosophy and psychological theories informing a range of interventions within the self-management approach. You will become familiar with key interventions supporting self-management, such as group structured education, and have the opportunity to develop and practice new skills in a supportive environment.

Assessment

  • Written assignment (100%)

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester?

Each of these short courses can be taken individually, allowing you to tailor your learning to your own requirements.

Our priority is clinically relevant postgraduate and professional education of the highest quality, which allows our students to ultimately improve patient care.

The Department of Health Sciences at Leicester has approximately 140 academic, research, teaching, and support staff and around 100 taught postgraduate students.

Glycaemic Management

  • Teaching days: 8/9 October 2018; 22/23 October 2018; 5/6 November 2018
  • Exam and presentation: 12 November 2018
  • Written assignment due: 14 December 2018

Diabetes and the Older Person

  • Teaching days: 8/9 January 2019; 15/16 January 2019
  • Written assignment due: 4 March 2019

Diabetes Complications

  • Teaching days: 30 January-1 February 2019; 13-15 February 2019
  • Exam: 25 March 2019
  • Written assignment due: 25 March 2019

Self-Management and Behaviour Change

  • Teaching days: 10/11 June 2019; 17/18 June 2019
  • Written assignment due: 29 July 2019

Teaching and learning

Each courses runs over four or six teaching days and includes a mix of lectures, seminars, demonstrations, workshops and problem-solving classes.  A typical day starts at 9.00am and teaching finishes at around 5.00pm with breaks for lunch and coffee.

You will benefit from a wide variety of speakers and facilitators who will work with the group on specific topics. Teaching is done at the Leicester Diabetes Centre (at Leicester General Hospital) which is based at the heart of the clinical services of a teaching NHS, trust allowing you to benefit from the experiences of expert clinicians and academics.

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Course Qualification Duration Availability
Course Glycaemic Management Qualification CPD Duration 6 days Availability Apply Now
Course Diabetes and the Older Person Qualification CPD Duration 3 days Availability Apply Now
Course Diabetes Complications Qualification CPD Duration 6 days Availability Apply Now
Course Self-Management and Behaviour Change Qualification CPD Duration 4 days Availability Apply Now