This module focuses on the particular considerations that are required to provide comprehensive care for an adolescent with diabetes.
- Intended for health professionals involved with the care of adolescents with diabetes
- Introduces the concept of adolescence, examining the physiology and its influence on diabetes
- An exploration of adolescent behaviour, behavioural models and health beliefs will underpin the examination of mental health issues including anxiety, depression and eating disorders
- A discussion of models of transitional care, service implications and management in clinic will aid the professional in provision of care
- Comprises lectures, group work and supervision
- The teaching and learning style is interactive, drawing on both the expert teachers and the experience of other students
Students undertake an assignment to demonstrate more in-depth study, review of the literature and/or critical application of the knowledge and skills gained in the taught part of the module.
A 4,000-word assignment is required to gain 20 CATS credits from the module