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PC929 - Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Diabetes Care

  • Module code: PC929
  • Module name: Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Diabetes Care
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module allows you to gain an excellent understanding of the various drugs used to treat diabetes, including the modes of action of modern diabetic drugs, and enables you to provide high quality diabetes care.

Principal learning outcomes

By completing this module, you will gain: Knowledge of the pharmacology of anti-diabetic treatments and drugs used to treat complications of diabetes; Increased ability to explain how pharmacokinetics influence the way drugs exert their pharmacological effect and how this influences treatment choice; Greater knowledge of the mechanisms behind adverse drug reactions and interactions in diabetes care; The ability to develop a pharmaceutical care plan for diabetic patients in different settings; The ability to work within local prescribing guidelines developed for diabetes; Skills to monitor treatment goals and amend therapy accordingly.

Timetabled teaching activities

4 Days

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/cpd/module_index/pc929

Other essential notes

The course is taught by leading experts in the field of pharmacology and therapeutics in diabetes care and will meet the needs of a wide range of healthcare professionals including: Specialist doctors; Doctors in training; GPs; Diabetes specialist nurses; Practice nurses; Diabetes facilitators; Podiatrists; Dietitians; Community pharmacists The teaching and learning style is interactive, allowing expert teachers and participants to share knowledge and experience. Topics covered will include: Adverse drug reactions Insulin Therapy Patient Education Designing the polypill Drug choices in diabetes (including new therapies) Medicines Management

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PC929-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MSc in Diabetes (B906) - Year 2
  • MSc in Diabetes (B906) - Year 3
  • MSc in Diabetes (B906) - Year 4
  • MSc in Diabetes (B906) - Year 5
  • MSc in Diabetes (B906) - Year 6
  • MSc in Diabetes (B907) - Year 2
  • MSc in Diabetes (B907) - Year 3
  • MSc in Diabetes (B907) - Year 4
  • MSc in Diabetes (B907) - Year 5
  • MSc in Diabetes (B907) - Year 6
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 2
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 3
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 4
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 5
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 6
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 7