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Physical Activity Management in Diabetes Care - 10 credits - Module

Health professionals, working with people living with diabetes can take the opportunity to extend the breadth, depth and complexity of their individual erudition and practice in relation to the promotion and inclusion of suitable physical activity advice and engagement that is person centred and culturally appropriate.

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.

  • School School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Overview

Health professionals, working with people living with diabetes can take the opportunity to extend the breadth, depth and complexity of their individual erudition and practice in relation to the promotion and inclusion of suitable physical activity advice and engagement that is person centred and culturally appropriate.

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

Type 1 diabetes is a challenging condition to manage for various physiological and behavioural reasons. Regular exercise is important, but management of different forms of physical activity can be particularly difficult for both the individual with type 1 diabetes and the practitioner. Regular exercise can improve health and wellbeing, and can help individuals to achieve their target lipid profile, body composition, fitness and glycaemic goals. However, several additional barriers to exercise can exist for a person with type 1 diabetes, including fear of hypoglycaemia, loss of glycaemic control, and inadequate knowledge around exercise management.

Physical activity, along with nutritional advice are central factors in the prevention and control of type 2 diabetes, since their effects influence blood pressure, glycaemia and lipidaemia. Evidence has shown the efficiency of exercise programmes in the control of diabetes as being suggested as one of the best types of non-pharmacological treatments. Aerobic, resistance or combined exercise programmes can help in the control of type 2 diabetes and weight management.

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

Fees & How to Apply

  • International students

Award: Module

Starting: Apr 2022

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

Award: Module

Starting: Apr 2022

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 100 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.

Indicative content

  • Develop leadership skills surrounding your role in physical activity management
  • Referral and planning of appropriate person-centred physical activity programmes for people with diabetes
  • Risk associated with physical activity management for people living with diabetes
  • Diet and medication management associated with physical activity
  • Working in partnership with service users, carers and other members of the health care team

Facilities and Staff

This 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

Professor Wasim Hanif

Visiting Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology

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

More about Wasim

Enquiries

Module Leader

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