People with diabetes can experience disproportionately high rates of mental ill health including increased incidences of depression, anxiety, distress and eating disorders. Effective management of diabetes requires constant effort from the person living with diabetes. This can be compounded by social exclusion from health services.
Emotional health is necessary to manage diabetes effectively so practitioner awareness of caring for emotions is paramount to promote self-management and knowledge gain in people with diabetes. Also educational and support resources, aimed to enable people to engage in effective self-management and enablement to learn how to live with their diabetes can help reduce psychological distress. Psychological care should be integrated with diabetes care in order to optimise health outcomes and improve the experience and quality of life of people living with diabetes.
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Starting: Mar 2020
Starting: Mar 2020
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.
Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the module you are enrolling onto.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Theresa Smyth is the Nurse Consultant in Diabetes, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Theresa also is an honorary Associate Professor in Diabetes Care at BCU.
As Nurse Consultant, her role incorporates strategic planning, developing, managing and leading diabetes nursing services within the Trust; providing education programmes to diverse audiences within the Trust and higher education institutions; and leading clinical practice and research development.
Her clinical interests are preconception, pregnancy, multi-cultural issues and end of life care in patients with diabetes. She has published various articles and book chapters on a range of diabetes-related topics. Theresa is on the editorial board for Medicine Matters.