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Advanced Leaders Programme

The Advanced Leaders Programme trains healthcare professionals with established expertise in diabetes to facilitate and teach the University of Warwick assessed and accredited courses in their local district.

Courses available in local districts include:

  • Diploma in Improving Diabetes Care (IDC)
  • Management of Diabetes in Hospital and Clinical Areas (MDHCA)
  • Optimising Glycaemic control

This is a 1-2 day residential programme held at the University of Warwick. The cost of the Advanced Leaders' course also includes delivery of your first course with 25 students. Please contact the Administration Team for current charges.

Advanced Leaders are expected to:

  • Be a skilled and credible practitioner
  • Have proven ability to facilitate, enable and support service developments
  • Be proactive in championing change and enlisting the help of others

About the advanced leaders course:

This leadership course is about facilitating change in the delivery of diabetes care in local areas. It prepares Advanced Leaders to motivate other people, deliver high quality multi-disciplinary education and achieve service improvement by applying learning to the practical application of managing diabetes.

Advanced Leaders learn about their role and responsibilities in planning, organising and assessing the teaching of the IDC/MDHCA/OGC courses in association with locally identified experts in diabetes and other relevant subjects.

The cost of this course is normally covered when a Distance Delivery programme is booked by a healthcare organisation

How does the course work?

Advanced Leaders attend a 1 - 2 day residential course at the University of Warwick. Two or more individuals from an area are trained together on the programme which can be adapted to suited specific organisations.

Advanced leaders will then receive a Honorary Contract with the University of Warwick and be provided with the title of Honorary Teaching Fellow in Education and Development.

Who can apply?

People suitable to apply for training as Advanced Leaders are:

  • Diabetes Specialist Nurses
  • Specialist Dietitians
  • Podiatrists
  • General Practitioners with special interest in the care and management of people with diabetes mellitus

A recognised teaching qualification is useful, but not essential, however, applicants must have relevant teaching experience.

They should also have the time, enthusiasm and personal commitment to run the programme within their own locality as this will involve some administration work. Advanced Leaders will need to undertake the marking of formative assessments and provide written feedback to their students and offer support/advice to students undertaking this course.

Advanced Leaders will be assigned a Senior Teaching Fellow from the University of Warwick for the course they run, who can provide support via the telephone/email system.

How do I apply:

Healthcare organisations interested in having Advanced Leaders trained should contact Warwick Medical School and speak to our Diabetes Course Co-ordinator/Senior Teaching Fellow to discuss their particular requirements.

Programmes available in your local area:

The portfolio of accredited programmes available in your locality:

  • Diploma in Improving Diabetes Care offered over five days at monthly intervals for primary care staff to help them deliver high quality diabetes care and management. Followed by 4-month period of change to practice.
  • Management of Diabetes in Hospital and Clinical Areas (MDHCA) offered over six days to healthcare professionals working in the acute sector to provide appropriate inpatient diabetes care and management
  • Optimising Glycaemic Control (OGC) offered over three days to help healthcare professionals work with their patients to ensure they are on the most appropriate and effective treatment.

Why commission courses from WMS?

Advantages of running the programmes in your local area include:

  • Local delivery by local experts
  • Improving networking and local team building
  • Accredited courses from a high ranking university
  • Worldwide reputation of the courses
  • Established and successful courses for the past 18 years
  • Cost effective per student (Approximately £330 per student per course compared to £800 per student to come to Warwick/study online )
  • Tailored to specific locality
  • Improves local practice by implementing changes
  • Skills developed can be applied across clinical practice
  • Applied educational programmes rather than a training event

Key Facts

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Duration: 1-2 day

Study mode: Residential

Please contact the course coordinator to arrange a suitable date to suit your own requirements.

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