Core Module Information
|Clinical Presentation and Management in Diabetes|
The delivery of high standard diabetes care requires a competent and knowledgable workforce, able to apply a critical evidence based approach to their clinical practice.
This module will provide you with the theoretical underpinning and evidence for the key components of diabetes care:
- Diagnosis and classification of all types of diabetes.
- Presentation and management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
- Lifestyle management options.
- Screening, identification, treatment and management of micro and macro vascular complications.
- Meeting the needs of specific groups for example pregnancy, foot problems, in-patient care, medical emergencies and multi-ethnic groups.
Throughout this module attention will be given to the importance of person-centred care and strategies to embed this approach into practice. Case studies will be used to encourage interactive and experiential learning. This module equips you with skills to critically evaluate your practice.
|New and Advanced Therapies|
This module will provide you with an understanding of the processes and procedures involved in developing a new drug therapy. Also an appreciation of how a new therapy is assessed and evaluated in order for it to be put on a formulary. You will gain in depth knowledge of some of the newer therapies such as GLP1 receptor agonists and DPP4 inhibitors and identify some of the therapies that are currently under development for the treatment of diabetes. You will become familiar with some of the newer continuous glucose subcutaneous monitoring systems, insulin pump therapies, islet cell transplant and anti-obesity surgery. This module ensures you have up to date knowledge of the latest therapies in diabetes management.
|Foundation Methods in Applied Health Research|
This module provides health and social researchers with the tools to find and assess applied health research applying this to service delivery, health services management and policy development. This module will also prepare learners to conduct research in health and social contexts. Through the use of lectures, seminars, group work and directed study you will be able to understand how research can contribute to practice including good research practice and governance; and understanding ethics processes and the key principles for research in the NHS. You will be able to formulate focussed research questions, find and appraise literature relating to research and critcally appraise research findings, adapting a critical and reflective approach.
|Quantitative Methods in Applied Health Research|
This module will enable learners to understand quantitative methods appropriate to applied health research, including observational methods, questionnaire design and the principles of clinical trials and health economics.
You will be able to design research studies that incorporate quantative methodologies, present data and carry out basic data analysis using SPSS software.
Learners will acquire transferable skills such as analysis and interpretation of quantative data, critical appraisal, problem solving of statistical packages and report writing.
|Qualitative Methods in Applied Health Research|
This module will enable learners to appreciate the value of using qualitative methods in applied health research including their contribution to mixed method studies. You will gain an undertsanding of the principles of designing qualitative studies, the process of conducting qualitative interviews, focus groups and ethnographic observation. Alongside this, you will gain an overview for the approaches to qualitative analysis.
You will also be able to identify research questions for qualitative enquiry and will develop and plan a qualitative research project.