CPD Diabetes

CPD, 3 or 6 days (courses 6-10)

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

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 10 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.


Key Facts
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


Why Leicester?

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.

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

Course Structure

Clinical Presentation and Management of Endocrine Disorders

Clinical Presentation and Management of Endocrine Disorders

This course is aimed at medical professionals with a particular interest in specialist endocrinology conditions. It is suitable for Specialist Registrars, Specialist Endocrinology Nurses, Consultant Endocrinologists and Primary Care Health Care Professionals.

This course covers the clinical pathophysiology, presentation and management of common endocrine disorders. You will be able to critically appraise current research which supports clinical management in the areas of thyroid disease, adrenal and pituitary disorders and other less common endocrine conditions. 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

  • Exam (20%)
  • Written assignment (80%)

Dates

  • 7-9 February 2018
  • Exam (and written assessment due) 9 April 2018

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.

Prevention, Early Detection and Screening in Diabetes

Prevention, Early Detection and Screening in Diabetes

Diabetes can lead to a range of complications including kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, blindness, nerve disease and amputation. Up to 50% of people with diabetes have complications at the time of diagnosis. There is an urgent need to develop effective methods of preventing diabetes and its devastating complications.

This course provides an opportunity to learn from leading international experts in the field of diabetes prevention and screening. This interactive course highlights the key factors driving the increasing rates of obesity and sedentary behaviour which has resulted in a diabetes epidemic.

Discussions will focus around the various attributes of diabetes screening programmes and the evidence for the current range of diabetes prevention strategies.

Assessment

  • Written assignment (100%)

Dates

  • 6-8 March 2018
  • Written assessment due 8 May 2018

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.

Adult Inpatient Care

Adult Inpatient Care

This course covers diabetic emergencies, presentation, management and broader aspects of managing in-patients with diabetes. You will be able to critically appraise current research and national directives which support the clinical management for diabetes inpatient care.

It is particularly suitable for healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes inpatient care such as specialist registrars, diabetes specialist nurses, consultant diabetologists, podiatrists, pharmacists and ward nurses.

Assessment

  • Exam (20%)
  • Written assignment (80%)

Dates

  • 20-24 March 2018
  • Exam (and written assessment due) 14 May 2018

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.

Advanced Injectable Therapies

Advanced Injectable Therapies

Current national trends in diabetes services require increased numbers of care providers who need to be competent in this expanding aspect of care. This course aims to meet the needs of health care professionals who would like to advance their knowledge and skills in both initiating and managing injectable therapies. This course covers practical skills but is also grounded in the latest evidence-based medicine.

The course provides an opportunity to become familiar with the latest evidence in order to support your clinical practice. The course objectives are delivered with the focus on case studies and seminars to enable you to link evidence, personal experiences and clinical practice.

Assessment

  • Exam (20%)
  • Written assignment (80%)

Dates

  • 10-12 April 2018
  • Exam (and written assessment due) 4 June 2018

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.

Children and Young People with Diabetes

Children and Young People with Diabetes

Diagnosing and managing diabetes in children and young people can be particularly challenging. This comprehensive course has been developed by a talented team of paediatric specialists.

The course covers issues relating to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes including diagnosis, acute conditions, transition to adolescence and the establishment of good self-management.

Importantly, the course also addresses issues around child protection.

Assessment

  • Exam (20%)
  • Written assignment (80%)

Dates

  • 23-25 April 2018
  • Exam (and written assessment due) 18 June 2018

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.

Teaching and Assessment

Each courses runs over three taught 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.

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

  • Each three-day course costs £845.

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

Career Opportunities

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.


Careers

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 Qualification Duration Availability
Clinical Presentation and Management of Endocrine Disorders CPD 3 days Apply Now
Prevention, Early Detection and Screening in Diabetes CPD 3 days Apply Now
Adult Inpatient Care CPD 3 days Apply Now
Advanced Injectable Therapies CPD 3 days Apply Now
Children & Young People with Diabetes CPD 3 days Apply Now
Course
Clinical Presentation and Management of Endocrine Disorders
Qualification
CPD
Duration
3 days
Availability
Course
Prevention, Early Detection and Screening in Diabetes
Qualification
CPD
Duration
3 days
Availability
Course
Adult Inpatient Care
Qualification
CPD
Duration
3 days
Availability
Course
Advanced Injectable Therapies
Qualification
CPD
Duration
3 days
Availability
Course
Children & Young People with Diabetes
Qualification
CPD
Duration
3 days
Availability