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MH907 - Diabetes in Pregnancy

  • Module code: MH907
  • Module name: Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is designed to give healthcare professionals involved in the care of women with diabetes who are pregnant, planning pregnancy or who develop diabetes during pregnancy, the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to provide high quality care as outlined in the National Service Framework.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will be able to: Demonstrate an advanced understanding of glucose metabolism in the non diabetic and diabetic pregnancy; Demonstrate critical understanding of gestational diabetes and its diagnosis; Critically appraise the role of the health professional and person with diabetes in planning pregnancy; Systematically analyse the evidence for tight blood glucose control in the management of diabetes in pregnancy and reflect upon the implications for evidence-based practice; Evaluate the evidence for obstetric management in diabetic pregnancy and reflect upon the implications for evidence based practice; Interpret the effects of nutrition, exercise and weight in diabetic pregnancy and understand how this can apply to clinical practice; Explore and understand the effects of labour and delivery on glucose metabolism and advanced evaluation of available protocols and guidelines; Extrapolate the implications of diabetes in pregnancy to the child and the mother with diabetes; Extrapolate the long term implications for women who develop gestational diabetes.

Timetabled teaching activities

4 Days

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/cpd/module_index/mh907

Other essential notes

Intended for GPs, hospital doctors, nurse practitioners, midwives, community nurses and other health care workers involved in the care of people with diabetes. Taught as an intensive study block, comprising lectures and group work. The teaching and learning style is interactive, drawing on both the expert teachers and the experience of other students.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MH907-20)
A (Assessed work only) Case Study (1000 words max) 30%
  Assignment (3000 words) 70%

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