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Preventing diabetes complications: an evidence based approach


This module aims to help health professionals gain an in-depth understanding regarding the identification and detection of micro and macrovascular diabetes related complications in adults (with emphasis on those with type 2 diabetes mellitus). Students will learn to examine and discuss cost effective health service provision for diabetes management to reduce diabetes related complications and their associated costs.

Key Facts

Contact: Cheryl Grantham / Nicky Tiwana / Melissa Moyle

Module Lead: Dr Stephen Lawrence

Duration:Four day taught module consisting of lectures, seminars, group discussions and case studies.

Attendance: On site


Code: MD996

Module objectives

The course will encourage students to:

  • Critically analyse current research evidence and guidance, in order to enhance clinical practice.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate the economic and social costs related to diabetes and related complications.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate outcomes for the prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes related complications.
  • Examine, evaluate and change practice in diabetes care and management.
  • Develop critical awareness of the physiological and psychological impact of diabetes and its related complications.
  • Evaluate and reflect on the various hypotheses of pathogenesis of macro- and micro-vascular diabetic complications.
  • Reflect on personal learning styles and needs to enhance and develop the practice skills, and apply them in order to develop a multi-disciplinary team approach to the management of people with diabetes.

Written assignment (4,000 words)