The Open University course 'SK120 Diabetes care' provides an introductory overview of diabetes care, with the person with diabetes as the centre of focus.
The course has two presentations a year, in April and October. Registration for the next presentation closes on 14 April.
About the course
The course provides an introductory overview of diabetes care. It focuses on the person with diabetes, and how they can make informed choices in relation to treatment and lifestyle.
Who's it aimed at?
The course is suitable for people with diabetes, a diabetes carer or a healthcare professional in training or taken as CPD.
It will also appeal to students from a variety of backgrounds, and is a specified course in OU health studies and life sciences degree courses as well as counting towards other degrees at bachelor level.
Support and materials
The course includes a course book, DVD and CD-ROMs, supplementary material, email conferencing and experienced diabetes tutor support (including face-to-face tutorials).
Gaining understanding and confidence
Over 3,000 people have successfully completed the course since 2005.
As one student said: "I thoroughly enjoyed the course and it has taught me loads, as I didn't know anything at all about diabetes before taking the course. I would now feel confident in explaining diabetes as a condition and treating hypos. I found the book was great and at the right level."
Find out more
Visit the Open University website for full details and to register.