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About Diabetes Type 2: Supporting Self-Management at University of Derby Online Learning

Diabetes type 2 is a major priority for public health. The number of cases of type 2 diabetes is increasing locally and globally, with the medium and long-term impact of diabetes becoming an increasing concern. This has prompted an increased focus on the self-management of this condition.

This course looks at how Health and Social Care professionals can improve patient outcomes through better disease management. By addressing diabetes through a biopsychosocial model of care can help practitioners to support patients in the self-management of the condition facilitating the lifestyle changes they may need to make.

This short professional development course will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your knowledge of diabetes within a biopsychosocial model of health. By applying this model to the care of patients with diabetes you will have the opportunity to consider a truly holistic approach to patients who have type 2 diabetes offering strategies to support their physical, social and psychological needs.

This course is intended to provide a practical and engaging learning experience for registered health professionals and un-registered care staff who have contact with individuals diagnosed with the condition.

Who is the Diabetes Type 2: Supporting Self-Management professional development course for?

Though open to anyone, this course is ideally suited to health and social care professionals who come into contact with people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This course provides up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge which can be transferred directly into practice. It will be of particular interest to people in roles such as:

  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Care home managers
  • Care assistants
  • Dieticians
  • Nutritionists

Gain a Certificate and digital badges to recognise your CPD achievement

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with a E-Certificate of Completion from the University of Derby to recognise your achievement and your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), allowing you to provide evidence to a professional body or to your employer or simply for inclusion in your personal development portfolio.

You will also gain a digital badge for each unit that you complete, recognising your efforts for each stage of the course.

Whilst this course does not lead to University credits, it can be used to evidence your CPD and experiential learning.

During the Diabetes Type 2: Supporting Self-Management professional development course, you can expect to:

  • Learn about the impact of diabetes type 2 on the body.
  • Better understand the components of the biopsychosocial model of health in order to apply to patients with diabetes
  • Critically evaluate evidence-based knowledge of diabetes, Biopsychosocial model and self-management.

A flexible course that fits in with working and family life

This learner led course is open for continuous enrolment, which means it can be studied at any time and delivered 100% online, allowing you to manage your studies around work and family commitments. This is a self-guided course which involves reflective activities to assess subject understanding whilst completing a personal portfolio. Our online short courses are designed to be intellectually stimulating, thought provoking and rewarding.

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Course duration: 4 units, 5 hours of study per unit

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