Leader: Susanne Friess
Duration: 4 days
Assessment: 2 written assignments of 2,000 words due 12 weeks following the taught sessions
This postgraduate level module will enable you to critically explore and analyse the key theoretical and clinical issues in the psycho-social management of children and young people with diabetes. Speakers on the module include experts in psycho-social management of diabetes, child development including special needs, child education and communication, child advocacy and mental health in diabetes.
The course is taught at The University of Warwick and consists of pre-course work, four days attendance and assessment.
This module covers many aspects of psycho-social management of children and young people with diabetes including:
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The course ensures healthcare professionals understand their obligations under the NICE guidelines and the new paediatric tariff, and how to meet these when delivering healthcare to this target group of vulnerable individuals.
"Children and young people with type 1 diabetes and their families should be offered timely and ongoing access to mental health professionals because they may experience psychological disturbances (such as anxiety, depression, behavioural and conduct disorders and family conflict) that can impact on the management of diabetes and well-being."
(NICE guidance CG015 Type 1 diabetes: diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes in children, young people and adults)