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Children and Young Peoples’ Diabetes Care - Module

This multi-disciplinary online module, is intended for practitioners from a variety of backgrounds in diabetes care who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and competencies. To undertake advanced clinical assessments, diagnosis, decision-making and management with children and young people with diabetes and other co-morbidities....

Studying with us in 2021/22

It is possible that the 2021/22 academic year may be affected by the ongoing disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Information about the arrangements the University has put in place for the 2021/22 academic year in response to Covid-19 and the emerging variants can be found here.


Should the impact of Covid-19 continue in subsequent years of your course, any additional and/or alternative arrangements put in place by the University in response will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, pandemic-related/health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

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  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Course overview

This multi-disciplinary online module, is intended for practitioners from a variety of backgrounds in diabetes care who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and competencies. To undertake advanced clinical assessments, diagnosis, decision-making and management with children and young people with diabetes and other co-morbidities. To meet the advanced competencies as laid out in the UK NMC, (2015), RCN, (2010),HCPC (2007) and the RCPCH Framework for Competencies for level 3 training (SPIN) in Paediatric Diabetes (2018).

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this 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 internationally renowned Birmingham Children’s Hospital Diabetes Team, Leeds Children’s Hospitals Diabetes Team and University College Hospitals, London, Children’s  Diabetes Teams. Speakers on the module are all national and international experts from multidisciplinary teams working with Children and Young People with Diabetes.

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
  • This module studied is 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

Fees & How to Apply

  • International students

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2022

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 200 hours
  • £720 per 20 credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Sep 2022

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 200 hours
  • £720 per 20 credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2022

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 200 hours
  • £720 per 20 credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Sep 2022

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 200 hours
  • £720 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 in Depth

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.

This module is has been developed and is delivered with collaboration of the diabetes specialist teams at the internationally renowned Birmingham Children’s Hospital Diabetes Team, Leeds Children’s Hospitals Diabetes Team and University College Hospitals, London, Children’s  Diabetes Teams. Speakers on the module are all national and international experts from multidisciplinary teams working with Children and Young People with Diabetes.

Indicative Content

  • Age appropriate care and engagement
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Family structure and dynamics
  • Emotional adjustment & empowerment
  • Skill acquisition
  • Solution focused engagement
  • Advancing technologies
  • Service re-design
  • Life for a child
  • Family outreach
  • Effective transition
  • Supported independence
  • Interdisciplinary practice
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Leeds Children's Hospital - Children and Young People's Diabetes Service

The Leeds Children and Young People’s Diabetes Service provides medical, nursing, dietetic and psychological support to children and young people (0-19 years of age) with diabetes. As one of the largest paediatric diabetes services in the UK, our specialist team takes care of over 450 young patients, from diagnosis through long-term follow-up to achieve the best long-term health outcomes.

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University College Hospitals London - Children and Young People's Diabetes Service

Part of a teaching hospital with state-of-the-art facilities and an award-winning team consisting of specialist doctors, nurses, psychologists and dietitians. Our nationally-recognised service helps children and young people (up to 19 years) with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, maturity onset diabetes in the young and secondary diabetes (with steroid therapy).

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Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital - Diabetes Unit

BWCH's Diabetes unit has been delivering fantastic care for more than 30 years and is one of the largest in the UK. They aim to go above and beyond the standards set out by the Department of Health, in making every child and young person with diabetes matter.

Facilities and Staff

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.

Our staff

Dr 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.

More about Anne

Carol Gelder

Visiting Lecturer

Carole Gelder is a Children’s Diabetes Educator at Leeds Children’s Diabetes Service and a Visiting Lecturer at BCU. Carole is the Co-Module Lead for the LBR7587 Children’s and Young Persons Diabetes Module. Carole is also on the NICE Working Group for the new NICE guidance about Children and Young People with Diabetes currently being written. Carole undertook the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Science School and also has represented Children’s and Young People’s Diabetes Care at national and international committees for many years.

More about Carol

Enquiries

Module Leader

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