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Diabetes Management and Prevention University Certificate in Professional Development

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to help holistically manage clients with diabetes in primary care.


12 weeks


Course overview

You explore pathophysiology, epidemiology, screening, monitoring, diagnosis, pharmaceutical therapeutics, medical devices and the psychosocial consequences of diabetes.

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Course details

What you study

You study:

  • academic writing
  • caring for vulnerable individuals with diabetes
  • collaborative working across all stakeholders including patients/clients, families and carers
  • common complications of diabetes
  • diabetes epidemiology
  • diabetic pharmaceutical therapeutics and delivery methods
  • evidence-based approach to diabetes management
  • health promotion and ill health prevention
  • microvascular and macro-vascular disease
  • pathophysiology of and causes of diabetes
  • psychosocial impact of diabetes
  • screening processes, diagnostics and continued monitoring.

How you learn

You study the content across 10 weeks (five full days of learning on alternate weeks). Your assessment submission is four weeks after completing the taught content (week 14).

Learning activities include interactive seminars, group discussion, peer workshops and guided study. This gives you a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the module’s theoretical elements.

These activities give you the ability to accept and value your peers’ contributions and further develop your own skills. You receive feedback on your development based on your participation in group discussion and skills practice, and we encourage you to reflect on how you apply the module’s theoretical content.

How you are assessed

You write a 3,000-word case study critically analysing the management of a person with diabetes in primary care. Evaluate their care and justify your proposed management and treatment options.

This must include:

  • the care delivered from the assessment, management and treatment, to be explored and underpinned by an evidence-based approach to practice
  • the psychosocial impact of diabetes, multi-professional aspects of care and the scope for promoting better health and self-management.

You must obtain consent in accordance with the School of Health & Life Sciences policy.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Registered Qualification in Health



Career opportunities

This module provides support for registered practitioners in the care of patients with diabetes.



2024/25 entry

Fee for applicants:

  • Length: 12 weeks
  • 5 full days alternating across 10 weeks
  • Start date: March
  • Level: Degree
  • Credits: 20

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Service user and carer involvement

Service users and carers support all aspects of our students' lifecycle from recruitment to graduation.

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