Programmes Leader - Diabetes
Department of Health Sciences
University of York
This is a BSc (Honours) in Health Care Practice. The aim of this programme is to equip nurses with the knowledge and skills to become specialist practitioners in diabetes in a variety of settings in the NHS.
- Theoretical and practical aspects of diabetes care (20 credits)
- Evidence-based practice (20 credits)
- Psychosocial issues in the management of people with diabetes (20 credits)
- Education and management skills for people with diabetes (20 credits)
- Dissertation - preparing for specialist practice (40 credits).
The University of York, usually once per year, usually starting in the autumn term. Please enquire for further information - the evidence-based practice module could be taken earlier if this is appropriate.
Two years part-time plus dissertation. Can also be taken as stand-alone modules, or completed over five years (maximum) to suit your needs.
Cost to student
SHA funded for the local area.
Please enquire about your specific situation to email@example.com
Type of study
Attendance fortnightly in term time, with additional time for clinical experience.
This course is open to registered nurses, normally with a diploma or equivalent (using AP(E)L), who are currently practising or wishing to practise in diabetes care. A graduate diploma option is available to those who already have a degree in another subject or discipline.
Available per course
By written assessment for most modules, plus portfolio and mentor assessment for particular aspects. Mentor and tutorial support is available throughout.
Varied, but the emphasis is on small group teaching to encourage group interaction.
- Our course/ event has been planned/developed with the input of independent advice from people with diabetes (e.g not using one of the team who also has diabetes but seeking an outside view) YES
- Our course/ event has a structured written curriculum or programme YES
- Our course/ event has specific, documented learning outcomes which are linked/ or will be linked to the Skills For Health competencies as they develop YES
- Our course/ event is delivered by people who are (or are supported by people who are) qualified in or have proven experience in up to date principles of adult learning and teaching YES
- Our course/ event is evidence based both educationally and clinically YES
- Our course/ event is systematically evaluated to ensure that it delivers what it promises to its audience YES
- Our course/ event has a robust internal quality assurance programme YES
- Our course/ event has been accredited or educationally reviewed by an external body, either as a stand alone course or event or part of a larger, modular course YES
Modules can be taken as 'stand-alone' if there is a specific aspect that you wish to access.
We also run a module in diabetes at diploma/degree level (level 5/6) which is a good basis for diabetes care in practice.
For people who want to extend their practice further we offer an innovative clinical masters in diabetes care. Please visit the University of York website for more details.