Clinical Presentation and Management of Diabetes: Glycaemic Control, New and Novel Therapies

Module code: MD7009

Module co-ordinators: Dr David Webb, Judith Leonard, Sandra Campbell

This module will provide students with an understanding of the processes and procedures involved in developing a new drug therapy, as well as an appreciation of how a new therapy is assessed and evaluated in order for it to be put on a formulary. They will gain in depth knowledge of some of the newer therapies such as GLP1 receptor agonists and DPP4 inhibitors and identify some of the therapies that are currently under development for the treatment of diabetes. They will become familiar with some of the newer continuous glucose subcutaneous monitoring systems, insulin pump therapies, islet cell transplant and anti-obesity surgery. This module ensures students have up to date knowledge of the latest therapies in diabetes management.


  • 22 one-hour lectures
  • 11 one-hour seminars
  • Two one-hour tutorials


  • Exam, two hours (50%)
  • Written case study, 3,500 words (50%)