This is the first of two modules examining the disease Diabetes Mellitus and many of the policy issues surrounding it. In this module you will be introduced to the nature and pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus.
You will examine in critical detail some of the standards within the NSF for diabetes, the context of assessment, treatment and management of the disease in adults, children and adolescents, as well as the implementation of these standards within the community and hospital settings, and the evidence base for best practice in diabetes care.ed conclusions from data, Descriptive Statistics is utilised to describe what the data is presenting.
This is the second module on diabetes, which continues to examine in detail the remaining standards within the NSF for Diabetes and their implementation.
By the end of this course the student should be able to propose, justify and critically evaluate educational strategies for clients with diabetes in order to promote their empowerment and self care; demonstrate in-depth evidence-based knowledge of the assessment, treatment and management of people with diabetes during admission to hospital and during pregnancy, utilising new approaches to care management when appropriate; demonstrate in-depth evidence-based knowledge related to the assessment, treatment and management of long-term complications of diabetes mellitus; demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a multiprofessional diabetes service and an understanding of other professionals' roles, identifying the leadership requirements of team care for clients with diabetes; and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of current local and national policy relevant to diabetes, identifying, assessing and resolving problems raised by policy change.
The nature and pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus
An introduction to the National Service Framework for Diabetes
Standards 1 & 2: Prevention of type 2 diabetes and identification of people with diabetes
Standard 4: Clinical care of adults with diabetes mellitus
Standards 5 & 6: Clinical care of children and young people with diabetes mellitus
Standard 7: Management of diabetic emergencies
Standard 3: Empowering people with diabetes
Standard 8: Care of people with diabetes during admission to hospital
Standard 9: Diabetes and pregnancy
Standards 10 and 11, part 1: Detection and management of long-term complications - diabetic retinopathy and renal nephropathy
Standards 10 and 11, part 2: Detection and management of long-term complications - Lower limb and cardiovascular complications
Multiprofessional and multiagency management of the diabetes service
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Diabetes Diploma
Diabetes Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Diabetes Certificate of Achievement
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Who are ABC
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 120 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
* All study materials
* Study Guide
* Full Tutor and Admin support
* The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
What is NCFE
NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that a learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. Learners successfully completing NCFE accredited programmes receive an externally accredited and nationally recognised NCFE certificate.
This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.