School of Nursing & Midwifery

Diabetes Management within Health and Social Care Settings

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11

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Diabetes Management within Health and Social Care Settings 15 credits at SCQF Level 11
The aim of this module is to enable you to develop a critical approach to diabetes management in health and social care settings.
This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
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Mode of Attendance
  • Blended
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Course Length
10 weeks
  • Relevant local and national policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Aetiology and physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • e-Health
  • Diabetes complications and management
  • Assessment skills
  • End of life care
  • Quality improvement
  • Patient safety
  • Treatment and ongoing management options
  • Care planning 
  • Psych-social issues related to diabetes
  • Co-morbidities
  • Self-management
  • Complexities within diabetes

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

This module is delivered using a blend of face to face learning and online learning.

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Critically examine the impact of local, national and political, health and social care agendas on the management of diabetes
  • Critically evaluate approaches for holistic assessment of persons with diabetes
  • Critically review therapeutic interventions of persons with diabetes in a multi–agency context
  • Critically evaluate psychosocial concepts and strategies to support persons with diabetes and their families and carers
  • Explore and critically review emerging strategies to manage persons with diabetes.

This course is assessed through written assignment. 


Academic Support

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre 

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Study Skills Support


This module is suitable for registered nurses, health and social care professionals and other individuals who work with people who have diabetes, their families and/or carers, either on an individual basis or within a group setting.

Normally, you are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, interested individuals are encouraged to make contact and discuss their circumstances.

For Academic Session 2019/2020

UK/EU Students: £670

International Students: £1,200

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Nursing CPD team and we'll do our best to help.

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Apply for School of Nursing and Midwifery short courses by requesting an application pack by email.

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