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Children and Young Peoples’ Diabetes Care - Module

  • Course Code: LBR7587
  • Level: Short Course
  • Starting: September 2020
  • Study mode: Distance Learning (200 hours)
  • Location: Online Learning

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).

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 internationally renowned Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

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


This course is worth...

20 credits

This course is open to International students

  • UK/EU students
  • International students

Award: Module

Starting: Sep 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 200 hours
  • TBC

Award: Module

Starting: Sep 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 200 hours
  • TBC

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

  • 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


Career pathways on completion of this programme include higher level specialist practice, career progression in diabetes care, research development, publication opportunities and management of developing service opportunities.

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.

Wasim Hanif

Professor Wasim Hanif

Visiting Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology

Professor Wasim Hanif is a Consultant Physician at University Hospital Birmingham and is also a Visiitng Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology her at Birmingham City University. 

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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