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Management of Childhood Diabetes

This is a flexible work-based learning course led by a core team of leading diabetes educators and practitioners from Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Paediatric Diabetes Team. The course combines theory with clinical expertise to provide a unique experience that improves working skills and confidence....

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.

  • Level Short Course
  • Study mode Work Based Learning
  • Location Online Learning
  • Award N/A
  • Start date June 2021
  • School School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Overview

This is a flexible work-based learning course led by a core team of leading diabetes educators and practitioners from Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Paediatric Diabetes Team. The course combines theory with clinical expertise to provide a unique experience that improves working skills and confidence. You will share best practice with other students on the course and create strong bonds that last a working lifetime.

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

The course is comprised of two modules

  • The Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Diabetes (300 hours)
  • Advanced and Ongoing Care of Diabetes (400 hours)

The cost of both modules is £1500.

The course will develop you as a creative, confident and forward thinking practitioner who is competent, well informed and takes an evidenced based approach to practice. It will prepare you for the rapidly evolving world of modern health care practice. The teaching team are experts in their fields and passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience.

The course employs a varied range of learning and teaching approaches in order to help you achieve the learning outcomes.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are a SWEET Centre of Reference for paediatric diabetes and a positive outlier for our mean adjusted HbA1c nationally.
  • We are committed to ensuring that all our students are exposed to the most up to date evidence and research relating to pediatric diabetes practice and its management
  • You will be encouraged to reflect on your own workplace practice, research and personal study while learning  from peer support
  • The course is a flexible-based learning course – ensuring its relevancy to those working clinically in pediatric diabetes.

Fees & How to Apply

  • International students

Award:

Starting: Jun 2021

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Work Based Learning
  • 16 weeks (Module 1) and 22 weeks (Module 2)
  • TBC

Award:

Starting: Jun 2021

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Work Based Learning
  • 16 weeks (Module 1) and 22 weeks (Module 2)
  • TBC

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.

Entry requirements

You need to be working in paediatrics as either a paediatric diabetes specialist nurse, paediatric ward link nurse or paediatric diabetes dietitian.

1st level degree/diploma from a Higher Education establishment.

Course in Depth

Module 1

Diagnosis and management of childhood diabetes (300 hours)

Module 2

Advanced and ongoing care of diabetes (400 hours)

How you learn

Learning will be blended with a mixture of virtual sessions, group work, webinars, presentations and Moodle online learning alongside working with your work-based supervisor within your own field of practice.

  • Module 1 – 300 hours (Scheduled learning/practice hours/study time)
  • Module 2 - 400 hours (Scheduled learning/practice hours/study time)Indicative Content

This course will lead to the award of either an Advanced Diploma in Professional studies, a BSc (if you have completed previous undergraduate study at BCU) or a Graduate Certificate. The final award is dependent on your previously gained qualifications.

Employability

You will gain a recognised qualification in paediatric diabetes in compliance with the National Paediatric Diabetes framework and peer review framework.

Gaining a recognised qualification can lead to employment within the specialism of paediatric diabetes. Existing diabetes nurses and dietitians will develop confidence and competence to manage children and young people with diabetes, as well as their own clinical practice. 

Facilities and Staff

Learning will be blended with a mixture of virtual sessions, group work, webinars, presentations and Moodle online learning alongside working with your work-based supervisor within your own field of practice.

Our staff

Louise Collins

Course Leader for the Management of Childhood Diabetes Course

After qualifying as a paediatric nurse in 2001, Louise started her career at Birmingham’s City Hospital where she worked for four years on a rotational basis covering medical, surgical, neonatal and emergency specialist areas. In 2005, she commenced her pathway into specialist paediatric diabetes nursing and completed the management of childhood diabetes course whilst working as a diabetes liaison nurse.

More about Louise

Enquiries

Module Leader

If you have any queries about this course please contact the Module Co-ordinator, Louise Collins on: