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MH906 - Other Forms of Diabetes (From Genetics to Obesity)

  • Module code: MH906
  • Module name: Other Forms of Diabetes (From Genetics to Obesity)
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module concentrates on Type 2 diabetes, maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), rare genetic forms of diabetes and diabetes secondary to other conditions such as cystic fibrosis and during cancer therapy. It aims to equip multidisciplinary health care professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide the specialist care required for children with these types of diabetes. The module informs on diagnosis and management with emphasis on pharmacological and lifestyle approaches.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will be able to: Display enhanced knowledge and understanding of the rarer forms of diabetes in children and adolescents, demonstrating critical understanding of the differential diagnosis; Evaluate and critically consider the requirement of education and support for children and their families who are living with rare forms of diabetes; Critically appraise nutritional management, demonstrating a knowledge of carbohydrate counting and its role in the management of rare forms of diabetes; Systematically analyse the role of obesity in the aetiology of Type 2 diabetes; Display in-depth knowledge of the pharmacological and lifestyle interventions necessary for optimum metabolic control of Type 2 and other forms of diabetes and for prevention of the complications specific to those conditions; Critically evaluate the role of counselling in response to needs of children with chronic illness, their carers and their families; Evaluate and critically consider national and international documents relating to the delivery of diabetes care for children; including the Children’s National Service Framework standards and delivery strategies and NICE guidelines.

Timetabled teaching activities

5 Days

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/cpd/module_index/mh906

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MH906-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word assignment 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • 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
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 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