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Diabetic Foot Module

Course details

Contact name

Christopher Hunt

Address

Hospital Podiatrists PanelCrispin House20 Wellington StreetSt John'sBlackburnLancashireBB1 8AF

Email:christopher@huntassociates.fsnet.co.ukPhone: 01254 56991

Aims

A post-graduate course aimed at HCPC registered podiatrists who work in specialist multi-disciplinary diabetic clinics. Validated by the College of Podiatrists and the Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists.

This module aims to:

  • Develop participants knowledge of all aspects of diabetes.
  • Develop participants ability to understand complications that occur in people with diabetes.
  • Develop participants ability to understand, in depth, the podiatric complications that occur in people with diabetes.
  • Develop participants podiatric clinical skills in assessing in people with diabetes.
  • Increase participants confidence in identifying people with diabetes who have foot pathologies secondary to the disease.
  • Increase participants confidence in identifying people with diabetes who are at risk of developing foot pathologies secondary to the disease.
  • Assist participants to formulate short and long-term podiatric care plans for patients with diabetes, with emphasis on multi-disciplinary team work and prompt specialist referral when necessary.

Venue

The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists, London.

Length

January 2015 (fully booked).

Next course w/c 22 June 2015. 

Cost to student

£720 per student as of January 2015.

Type of study

Lectures, group work and revision.

Entry criteria

HCPC registration.

Places available

20 places per course.

How achievement is assessed

This is a very intense course with most lectures being given by leading professionals in their own field of expertise. Candidates are given access to many different specialties and aspects of diabetes care. There are some demonstrations. All candidates are required to do revision before attendance also reading lists and papers are sent to candidates prior to attending. A substantial manual is given to all which includes most of the presentations and printed articles of interest, intended to serve as a reference resource on finishing the course.

  • Our course is primary for podiatrists working in specialist diabetes clinics, however we have included other interested AHPs.
  • Our course has been developed over the years using leading health professionals from a variety of specialists with multidisciplinary background.
  • Our course has a structured written curriculum and programme.
  • Our course has specific, documented learning outcomes which are linked to the Skills For Health competencies.
  • Our course is delivered by people who are qualified in or have proven experience in up-to-date principles of adult learning and teaching.
  • Our course is evidence-based both educationally and clinically.
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