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.

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 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.

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 three-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

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

  • TBC

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

  • TBC

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

  • TBC

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

  • TBC

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

  • TBC

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 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.

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Course Qualification Duration Availability
Course Clinical Presentation and Management of Endocrine Disorders Qualification CPD Duration 3 days Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.

Course Prevention, Early Detection and Screening in Diabetes Qualification CPD Duration 3 days Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.

Course Adult Inpatient Care Qualification CPD Duration 3 days Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.

Course Advanced Injectable Therapies Qualification CPD Duration 3 days Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.

Course Children & Young People with Diabetes Qualification CPD Duration 3 days Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.