Diabetes: Applied Clinical Practice Level 7 7KANMD02
Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care
Available course dates:
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This Master’s level module will provide students with an advanced applied knowledge of diabetes assessment, interventions and care organisation relevant to both specialist and primary health care settings. Completion of this module will enable students to demonstrate a critical understanding of applied diabetes management processes, including:
- identifying individualised care management plans for people with diabetes;
- analysing and optimising diabetes care delivery systems;
- how to manage common psychological problems.
The module is delivered via distance learning through King’s online learning system KEATS, with embedded e-Learning materials, comprising:
- interactive presentations;
- online seminars;
- directed access to electronic learning resources (e.g. journal articles).
The distance learning delivery allows students to pursue their studies flexibly while still being able to benefit from the full university experience with facilitated interactions with other students and members of the teaching team. The students will be guided in their learning by a team of clinical academic researchers specialising in diabetes.
What will I achieve?
Successful completion of this module will enable participants:
• To demonstrate the ability to undertake advanced assessments of people with diabetes and formulate an individualised management plan, drawing on clinical evidence and guidelines through successful completion of a clinical project (see assessment).
• To be able to plan programmes of self-management support and education for people living with diabetes drawing on theories of therapeutic communication and behaviour change.
• To be able to critically evaluate and synthesise the risks and benefits of different diabetes therapies in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.
• To be able to identify and manage common clinical dilemmas in Type 1 diabetes drawing scientific evidence and theoretical principles.
• To demonstrate a critical understanding of diabetes prevention interventions and treatments for obesity drawing on the relevant scientific evidence.
• To demonstrate an applied understanding of insulin therapy in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes drawing on physiological principles and scientific evidence.
• To demonstrate a critical understanding of diabetes care systems in either a primary or specialist care context and analyse aspects of care organisation and delivery.
• To be able to assess and formulate common psychological problems in diabetes and identify appropriate care pathways to address those problems.
Who will I learn with?
Who is this for?
Clinicians, researchers and allied health care professionals in primary and secondary care with an interest in or responsibility for the management of diabetes.
How will I be assessed?
Clinical assignment of 3,000 words presenting one of the following:
• an audit of diabetes care;
• an in-depth case-study (addressing either metabolic or psychological problem);
• an in-depth analysis of an aspect of diabetes care.