Glycaemic Management

Module code: MD7520

This module covers the key components of diabetes management and has been specifically developed to provide you with a good understanding of all the current and latest therapeutic developments.

Topics covered

  • Pathophysiology of diabetes.
  • Clinical presentation, classification and diagnosis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Current and future oral and injectable treatments for the glycaemic management of diabetes (including preconception, pregnancy and weight loss interventions)
  • Principles of self-management and its relevance to the management of diabetes
  • Lifestyle treatment options for people with diabetes
  • Diabetes management in special groups and circumstances


  • 20 hours of lectures 
  • 1 hour of seminars
  • 10 hours of tutorials 
  • 15 hours of demonstrations 
  • 254 hours of guided independent study 


  • Case study 3,500 words (50%)
  • Discussion form (20%)
  • Exam (20%)
  • Reflective journal (10%)