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Diabetes: Principles of Care and Management Level 7 7KANMD01

Key information

Subject area:

Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

Course type:

Assessed Module

Credit level:


Credit value:



Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

Please note that this course will not run in 2022/3.

This Master’s level module will provide the foundational knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of care and management required for delivering diabetes care in both specialist and primary health care settings.

The module focuses on the care management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and integrates an understanding of the pathophysiological processes that drive these conditions with the therapeutic interventions that aim to minimise the physical, mental and social sequalae of diabetes.

The module is delivered via distance learning through King’s online learning system KEATS, with embedded e-Learning materials, comprising:

  • Interactive presentations
  • webinars
  • e-learning packages
  • Four optional online live seminars
  • directed access to electronic learning resources (e.g., journal articles, internet resources)

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 does this course cover?

  • Metabolic processes in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • The pathophysiology of diabetes complications (acute and long term)
  • The epidemiology of diabetes
  • Diabetes prevention strategies
  • Assessment and screening in diabetes care
  • Therapeutic objectives and interventions in diabetes (non-pharmacological and pharmacological)
  • Diabetes self-management, education and patient-centred care models
  • Psychological problems in diabetes (assessment and management)

What will I achieve?

Successful completion of this module will enable participants:

  • To be confident in distinguishing and differentiating between the common types of diabetes and their clinical management
  • To employ critical understanding of the relevant evidence base and policy framework for diabetes care and management
  • To demonstrate an advanced ability to analyse (theoretically and empirically) diabetes related problems to advance the care provided to people with diabetes
  • To evaluate complex issues systematically, synthesise empirical and clinical data and appropriately and translate this to good clinical judgement
  • To demonstrate an advanced ability to communicate complex material clearly, adapting to a range of audiences and using a range of techniques
  • To develop an ability to advance diabetes care, service delivery and innovate change
  • To critique at an in-depth level of understanding the following underpinning areas of diabetes management and the theoretical and scientific knowledge that supports them:
  • Clinical assessment of diabetes health parameters and complications
  • Diabetes interventions and therapies
  • Diabetes self-management and education
  • Psychological problems in diabetes

Who will I learn with?

Maya Allen-Taylor

Maya Allen-Taylor

Senior Teaching Fellow

Haya Abu Ghazaleh

Haya Abu Ghazaleh

Lecturer in Nursing Education

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?

Three optional formative written 750-1000 word seminar assessments. A 3000-word portfolio of learning, drawing together the formative assessments in an integrated critically reflective analysis of current principles of diabetes care and management.

What is the teaching schedule?

Attendance at the live sessions is optional but strongly encouraged. All the live sessions will be recorded and available to view on the module learning space for those unable to attend.

20th April 2022. Live welcome to the module (1-3pm).

4th May 2022. Live drop-in seminar (1-2pm).

25th May 2022. Live drop-in seminar (1-2pm).

15th June 2022. Live drop-in seminar (1-2pm).

22nd June 2022 – 5th July 2022. A choice of dates for one-to-one assignment support via MS Teams.

Summative assignment. First submission 12th July 2022.

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £2780


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