Course Outline

AccreditedShort course
Electronic Pack
Classroom session
Case study submission
CPD hours200100
Credits20 level 4

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.


Teesside University UCPD Understanding of Diabetes Care 20 credits Level 4


Short course

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

Dates & Locations

Start Date
7 September 2022
Sixteen weeks
Crow Trees


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

There is no assessment on the short course.

For more details about how the assessment works for University accredited courses, please see our FAQs section here.

Very enjoyable, good variety of resources and teaching.

Student, Crow Trees