Children and Young People with Diabetes

Module code: MD7518

This comprehensive module has been developed by a talented team of paediatric specialists to advance your knowledge and skills as healthcare professionals in diagnosing and managing diabetes in children and young people, which can be particularly challenging.  

Topics covered

  • The aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and clinical presentations of diabetes in children and young people (CYP)
  • The importance of achieving optimal glycaemic control in CYP with diabetes, including treatments with pharmacological agents, nutrition and lifestyle
  • Identification, prevention, treatment and monitoring of the acute (i.e. DKA, hypoglycaemia) and long-term complications of type 1 diabetes including hospital admissions
  • The complexity of chronic illness during adolescence and the need for robust transitional care / pathways for young people with diabetes
  • Psychosocial aspects of CYP with diabetes, considering the role of child protection in some cases
  • The role of structured education and self- management in CYP with diabetes

Learning

  • 12 hours of lectures
  • 1 hour seminar
  • 6 hours of tutorials
  • 12 hours of demonstration
  • 119 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Case study, 3,000 words (80%)
  • Discussion forum (10%)
  • Reflective journal (10%)