Diabetes and the Older Person

Module code: MD7522

On this module, you will study the pharmacology of dementia, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and of reducing cardiovascular risk for the older person with diabetes. Together we will explore the issues experienced by and the impact of these on the older person with diabetes and discuss the importance of screening for complications of diabetes in the older person, in particular eyes, feet and kidneys. You will also investigate the impact of exercise and good nutrition on older people with diabetes, as well as the concept of frailty and its relationship to nutrition and exercise.

Learning

  • 12 hours of lectures 
  • 1 hour of seminars
  • 6 hours of tutorials 
  • 12 hours of demonstrations 
  • 119 hours of work based learning

Assessment

  • Essay, 3,000 words (80%)
  • Discussion form (10%)
  • Reflective journal (10%)