Diabetes CPD, 4 days (courses 5-8)

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.

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

Adult Inpatient

Adult Inpatient

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

  • Teaching Days: 4-7 February 2019
  • Exam: 1 April 2019
  • Written assignment due: 1 April 2019

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

  • Teaching Days: 8/9 April 2019; 30 April/1 May 2019
  • Exam: 3 June 2019
  • Written assignment due: 3 June 2019

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

  • Teaching Days: 7/8 May 2019; 21/22 May 2019
  • Exam: 1 July 2019
  • Written assignment due: 1 July 2019

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, Obesity and Diabetes

Prevention, Obesity and Diabetes

This course is suited to healthcare professionals or others with an interest in obesity and prevention of type 2 diabetes. It gives an insight into the complex link between obesity and health, specifically in relation to type 2 diabetes. The course also provides insight into screening and detection methods for obesity and type 2 diabetes and will consider the evidence base to both prevent and manage these conditions at both an individual and a population level.

Assessment

  • Written assignment (100%)

Dates

  • Teaching Days: 6/7 December 2018; 13/14 December 2018
  • Written assignment due: 28 January 2019

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.

Teaching and learning

Each courses runs over four 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 Adult Inpatient Care Qualification CPD Duration 4 days Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.

Course Advanced Injectable Therapies Qualification CPD Duration 4 days Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.

Course Children & Young People with Diabetes Qualification CPD Duration 4 days Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.

Course Prevention, Obesity and Diabetes Qualification CPD Duration 4 days Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.