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Caring for People Living with Diabetes - Module

Our Caring for People living with Diabetes course has been designed to advance an enhanced, in-depth critical understanding of diabetes. It is suitable for graduate healthcare professionals involved in delivery or support of individuals living with diabetes across the healthcare sector.

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 CPD
  • Study mode Part Time
  • Location City South
  • School School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Overview

Our Caring for People living with Diabetes course has been designed to advance an enhanced, in-depth critical understanding of diabetes. It is suitable for graduate healthcare professionals involved in delivery or support of individuals living with diabetes across the healthcare sector.

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

It emphasises the holistic nature of diabetes care by a critical examination of best evidence into practice in diabetes care.

You will have the opportunity to both practise and critically examine the application of your skills developed throughout the module in a variety of settings.

Accredited By

This course is accredited by:

  • University Hospitals Birmingham

Why Choose Us?

  • Taught by Clinical Specialists all engaged in delivery of person centred diabetes care
  • Best evidence into best practice in diabetes care
  • A clinical and academic union underpinning best evidence in diabetes care

Fees & How to Apply

  • International students

Award: Module

Starting: Apr 2022

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Part Time
  • 6 taught days
  • £720 per 20 credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Apr 2022

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Part Time
  • 6 taught days
  • £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 any registered practitioner who works alongside people experiencing diabetes in either primary care, acute care &/or mental health or learning disability services.

Course in Depth

Level 6

Our Caring for People living with diabetes course has been designed to provide an enhanced, in-depth understanding of diabetes. It is suitable for healthcare professionals involved in delivery or support of individuals living with diabetes across the healthcare sector.

Level 7

Our Caring for People living with Diabetes course has been designed to advance an enhanced, in-depth critical understanding of diabetes. It is suitable for graduate healthcare professionals involved in delivery or support of individuals living with diabetes across the healthcare sector.

Course Structure

Students will be engaged in caring for people experiencing diabetes in a variety of practice settings. Each taught day is themed to support and scaffold development of learning into practice to develop your knowledge and skills in diabetes care.

Content covered within this module includes:

  • Overview of Glucose Homeostasis
  • Incidence & Prevalence of different type of diabetes
  • Dietary approaches, Health living aspects & pharmaceutical approaches in diabetes care
  • Insulin Therapy, adjustments & differing delivery systems including insulin pumps and Continuous glucose measurement (CGM systems)
  • Acute complications of diabetes
  • Preventing macro and microvascular complications of diabetes & effective management
  • Psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes
  • Special situations in diabetes across the life span & good practice
  • Special considerations for practice for example – end of life care

How you will be assessed

  • Level 6 assessment is a Podcast and a written clinical assignment
  • Level 7 is an assessed case presentation and preparation of a clinical article to aim for publication
University Hospitals Birmingham
University Hospitals Birmingham

This programme is a collaboration between Birmingham City University and the University Hospitals Birmingham Diabetes Team.

International Students

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Facilities and Staff

 

Our Facilities

Our School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at our City South campus in leafy Edgbaston.

We’ve spent £41million expanding our facilities at City South. These facilities offer hands-on practical experience, replicating the spaces you will come across in professional practice.

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that you learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. Alongside physical spaces such as a mock operating theatre and wards, we also make use of online and virtual technology, such as our virtual ward and virtual case creator.

See more of our skills facilities at City South

Centre for Skills and Simulation

The Centre for Skills and Simulation offers a range of different spaces which replicate situations that you will encounter in practice. These include hospital wards, an operating theatre and a home environment room.

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. The hospital wards can be adapted from low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

The home environment room is the perfect space for teaching communications skills and allows us to simulate a community setting for our students. It is particularly useful for mental health nurses, learning disability nurses and midwives.

Simulation Manikins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and simulation babies (SIM babies) which are anatomically correct manikins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills. The manikins contain software which replicates real symptoms, and can manipulate indicators such as blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM man can even ‘talk’ to the students as they are treating him, to add another dimension to learning.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building has two open-access IT Suites which offer PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanners. There is also an IT Helpdesk for quick and easy help with your computing or internet issues.

Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

In addition to desktop PCs, we also offer a laptop loan facility, allowing students to borrow a laptop for up to six hours while on campus.

Our staff

Martha Stewart

Senior Lecturer in Diabetes Care

Martha began her career pathway as a secondary school teacher in Zimbabwe, where she was born. After moving to the UK in 1999, she embarked on her nurse training with Nottingham University and qualified as an Adult nurse in 2002. Martha joined Birmingham City University in October 2020 as a part-time senior lecturer in diabetes care, whilst continuing to work as a diabetes specialist nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham.

More about Martha

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 Theresa Smyth

Honorary Visiting Professor in Diabetes Care

Theresa is Nurse Consultant in Diabetes at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Visiting Professor in Diabetes Care at Birmingham City University. She co-leads and teaches on post-registration, BSc and MSc, courses on diabetes.

More about Theresa

Enquiries

Module Leader

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

Professional Navigators

Our Professional Navigator, Nicola Clarke, is also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.