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Improving Diabetes Management

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The Improving Diabetes Management programme offered by The Open University UK provides an introduction to the medical, psychological and social dimensions of diabetes. You will learn about the parts of the body and physiological processes involved in diabetes. 

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Overview

The Improving Diabetes Management programme offered by The Open University UK  covers diagnosis and treatment as well as day-to-day management and monitoring for complications. You will also study diabetes within the context of the everyday life of the person with the condition. Living well with diabetes as well as the potential social and psychological impact is also considered. 

This course has been designed with a wide range of people in mind: people with diabetes, carers, lay educators and a variety of health care practitioners, including clinical support workers.

Vocational relevance

This course focuses on person-centred practice and so it is highly relevant to health and social care staff at all levels (registered practitioners and non-registered support staff), those directly involved in frontline care and those who need to understand the major challenges of diabetes and the importance of supporting service-users to ensure effective monitoring and management of diabetes. Participants will establish a strong link between what they learn and their work practice.

The way the course is delivered means it is accessible to people working in acute, community and domiciliary settings; staff have access to learning at any time that suits them (24/7) and can refer back to case studies, guidance and learning points at any time – even after they have completed study. This ensures that outcomes from study can be applied in practice long after the course has been completed. We are proud of the way the course creates relevant, enduring and transferable outcomes for health and social care service.

Programme Structure

This is an introductory course in which you will develop an understanding of the following:

  • What is diabetes? introduces different types of diabetes and the parts of the body and physical processes involved in the development of this condition.
  • Awareness of care looks at the team and service sector involved in diabetes care, standards for good care and the characteristics of an empowering relationship between practitioners and people with diabetes.
  • Medical management explores the diagnosis of, and treatments for diabetes including insulin and non-insulin therapies.
  • Screening for complications of diabetes discusses long-term complications, their effect on the person with diabetes, and the screening which is carried out to detect them.
  • Monitoring risk factors for diabetes complications 
  • Hyperglycaemia and Hypoglycaemia 
  • Psychosocial aspects of diabetes

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Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no entry requirements. For each course you can register and begin at any time during the life of the course. You can study at your own pace. The course will be open to you for a time period of between 6 and 18 months depending on your course registration date and you will be advised of the specific time limitations upon enrolment.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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