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Course Outline

AccreditedNon-accredited
Electronic Pack
Study day at venue
Case study submission
Post study day competency booklet
CPD hours200100
Credits20 level 4
Exam

This module aims to enhance the health care assistant’s knowledge and skills associated with the diagnosis and management of people with diabetes and their role within the multi-professional diabetes team. It is designed specifically for health care assistants working in primary care who are assisting health care professionals in the management of diabetes. It enhances their knowledge and skills in the field of diabetes in relation to the care of clients with the disease and their families. It focuses on the key aspects of care and the organisation and management of the services available to support the care given.

Emphasis is placed on the importance of the health needs of the individual, health promotion and empowerment.

Suitable For

Primary health care assistants working alongside a registered nurse who will act as a Practice Mentor and support them in the clinical environment. Students must have access to people with diabetes. As part of the assessment involves writing an essay, it is important that students have a good ability to write clearly in English. You can test yourself using the assessments in our Resources section.

Accreditations

Teesside University UCPD Understanding of Diabetes Care 20 credits Level 4

OR

Non-accredited

Content Includes

  • Definition, nature and incidence of diabetes
  • Screening for diabetes
  • Tests used for the diagnosis and monitoring of people with diabetes
  • Approaches to lifestyle modification
  • The HCA role in health promotion in people with diabetes
  • Principles underpinning the treatment and care of people with diabetes
  • Education and empowerment of the patient
  • Multi-professional approaches to caring for people with diabetes

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Assessment

Students on the university accredited module will submit a 3,000 word written assignment.

There is no assessment on the non-accredited course.

Very enjoyable, good variety of resources and teaching.

Student, Crow Trees