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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Evidence into Practice


This is aimed at students wishing to gain a specialist knowledge and understanding in the area of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus management.

The course is taught by leading experts and will meet the needs of a wide range of healthcare professionals including:

  • Medics
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Dietitians
  • Practice Nurses
  • Pharmacists

The course aims to

  • Equip members of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team involved in the care of patients with Type 1 Diabetes with the ability to provide high quality care for patients which is informed by critical analysis and appraisal of up to date research and technological developments.
  • Ensure staff involved in the care of patients with Type 1 Diabetes take into account physical, emotional, psychological and social needs in the development and provision of a high quality service to promote long term health for patients with type 1 diabetes.

Key facts


Cheryl Grantham / Nicky Tiwana / Melissa Moyle

Course type: Module

Module Lead: Jayne Hodgkiss

Duration: 7 days (5 days online)

Credits: 20

Module Code: MH945-20

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Module objectives

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Critically analyse current research evidence in Type 1 Diabetes to enhance clinical practice and support for people and their carers who are living with diabetes.
  • Extrapolate the evidence for optimum control in the prevention of long term complications and acute health problems in Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the physiology of insulin therapy in relation to normal insulin secretion and how this influences insulin delivery choice.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding emerging technologies in the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Critically appraise the impact that diet and other lifestyle choices have on diabetes control, and the role of patient education provided by the multidisciplinary team on patient care.
  • Evaluate the psychological impact of Type 1 Diabetes on individuals, demonstrating critical analysis.
  • Critically evaluate how guidelines, audit and protocols impact on service delivery and planning


Produce a 15 minute recorded presentation on a part of Type 1 Diabetes care relevant to the student’s clinical practice, designed to be delivered to a post graduate audience. Written evidence should be provided and correctly referenced to support the content of the presentation and provide critical analysis of the topic. This should be a maximum of 2000 words. The two elements will be submitted concurrently and marked on a bespoke rubric.

Study options

The course is available as a stand-alone postgraduate award (PGA) or can be taken as part of our Postgraduate Certificate in DiabetesLink opens in a new window programme.