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Professional Studies in the Care of People with Diabetes

Professional Studies in the Care of People with Diabetes

Level 6, 20 Credits

Course aim

This course has been planned to enable people involved in the care of people with diabetes to examine and apply in-depth knowledge relating to diabetes, resulting in the provision of high quality, evidence-based care to people with diabetes. It will enable students to critically examine and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to implement appropriate care for people with diabetes.

Course length

The course is delivered over 7 days of academic study.

Course cost

The cost for the CPD module is £40.00 per credit.


This course consists of 7 days of academic study at the University on alternate Wednesdays.

Course content

You will focus on three major areas during this course:

  • Acute care - the care of people experiencing the acute clinical features of diabetes mellitus. An understanding of normal physiology is important prior to exploration of the impact of impaired pancreatic functioning and the resultant diabetic symptomatology. Disease presentation and management is also explored
  • Continuing care - health promotion and education, treatment regimes, pharmacology, dietary factors, monitoring, empowerment, health belief systems and the relevant national guidelines, recommendations and initiatives
  • Complications - the pathophysiology and management of complications are considered

You will be expected to complete a 4,500 word case study.

Entry requirements

You should be involved in the care and management of a person with diabetes and demonstrate the ability for Level 6 study.

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development can be studied within the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Development award framework or as a single CPD.

Study dates

Dates for the coming year will be available shortly.

How to apply

If you are funding the course yourself, please apply using the online application form selecting undergraduate from the Level of Entry/Mode of Study drop down.

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829

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