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Care and Prevention of Diabetes Related Complications - Module

  • Course Code: LBR7586
  • Level: Short Course
  • Starting: March 2020
  • Study mode: Distance Learning (200 hours)
  • Location: Online Learning

Critically examining the knowledge, evidence and competencies to work at a higher level of practice to respond to prevention of complication of diabetes, and / or active evidence based management to prolong independence and promote quality of life.

This module aims to enhance practice with critical analysis and application of the latest and emerging evidence in order to enhance inter-disciplinary clinical practice for people experiencing diabetes and who are at potential or actual risk of complications.

What's covered in the course?

You will learn to practice in a person centred partnership way with people with diabetes.  Enhancing your clinical expertise and practice with critical analysis and application of the latest and emerging evidence in diabetes care.  Whilst appreciating the person centred psychological and emotional reaction to developing complications to aim to enhance individuals quality of life.

This module is has been developed and is delivered with collaboration of the diabetes specialist teams at the United Hospitals Trusts Diabetes Teams in Birmingham.

Why Choose Us?

  • This module is delivered as a standalone, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care pathway
  • This module aligns with the post-graduate philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving
  • You can study this module completely online
  • You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences within an online discussion forum with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities
  • You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team


This course is worth...

20 credits

This course is open to International students

  • UK/EU students
  • International students

Award: Module

Starting: Mar 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 200 hours
  • £680 per 20-credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Mar 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 200 hours
  • £680 per 20-credit module

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead. The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

How to apply

Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the module you are enrolling onto. 

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for anyone who has a current professional registration from the country of your practice.

If you are an international student then you must obtain an IETS Score of 6.0 in all fields.

Course Overview

This module is delivered online and contains filmed video vignettes, cast studies, student lead work areas, evidence resources, webinars and guided study approaches with regular access through the learning to your module leader and teaching team.

Indicative Content

  • Advanced clinical competence
  • Neuropathic complications
  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Cerebrovascular complications
  • Micro and macro vascular presentations
  • Screening for complications
  • Evidence based treatment strategies
  • Emotional health
  • Communication skills
  • Quality of Life
  • Access to services
  • Escalating care
  • Partnership working
  • Co-morbidities


  • A webinar and a written report


This module can help you develop your professional interest and role in diabetes care in order to seek to specialise 

Our Advanced Diabetes Care course is delivered through the an online learning resource, with online study materials to guide you through the appropriate topics, as well as providing links to other resources. You will also need textbooks, and a full reading list is provided with each module syllabus.

Although it is taught by distance learning, you will still have regular contact with your module tutor by email or telephone. We also offer optional periodic seminar talks where you can meet the course team, along with your fellow students.

Anne Phillips staff profile

Anne Phillips

Associate Professor in Diabetes Care

Anne Phillips is a Queens Nurse and a National Teaching Fellow with the Higher Education Academy. After a career in specialist and community diabetes nursing in London and Yorkshire, Anne previously worked with colleagues at the University of York and established a countrywide and international collaborative curriculum for Health Professionals in Diabetes Care. She also worked with Diabetes UK with clinical colleagues to provide an annual diabetes conference for primary care in the Northern & Yorkshire area.

Anne has a Honorary Contract as a Diabetes Research Nurse with the Diabetes Team at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital, Birmingham.

Theresa Smyth

Professor Theresa Smyth

Honorary Visiting Professor in Diabetes Care

Theresa is Nurse Consultant in Diabetes at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Visiting Professor in Diabetes Care at Birmingham City University. She co-leads and teaches on post-registration, BSc and MSc, courses on diabetes.

Read Theresa's full profile

Module Leader

If you have any queries about this course please contact the Module Leader, Anne Phillips on:

Further Study

You can take this module as part of the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care. 

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