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Practice Development in Diabetes Mellitus

Course details

Contact name

Ellen Sanders


Business Gateway5th Floor Edinburgh BuildingCity CampusChester RoadSR1 3SD

Email: Telephone: 0191 515 3529


The objectives of the programme have been developed to:

  • Equip clinicians at the front line of patient assessment, diagnosis and management with the pre-requisite knowledge and skills to make evidence based decisions on the most appropriate and effective treatment and referral pathways for diabetes mellitus patients.
  • Ensure that clinicians working within the context of diabetes mellitus are able to engage in fundamental processes of clinical decision making, critically reflexive practice and possess a critical awareness of the health and social care policy and governance processes underpinning diabetes mellitus provision within the context of healthcare.
  • Provide a mechanism by which core skills of effective communication, multi-disciplinary team working and interdisciplinary referral can be understood theoretically and applied practically to maximise the opportunity for successful interaction at the front line of patient care in diabetes mellitus management.


Science Complex, City Campus, University of Sunderland, SR1 3SD

Length Structure

There are two intakes per year September and January. 15 three hour sessions which include a blend of lectures, seminars, tutorials and guest speakers. Part time.

Cost to student

£350 per student.

Type of study

Attendance to all 15 teaching sessions is required.

Entry Criteria

Applications are invited from health professionals working primarily in the primary care sector. There are no formal prerequisite qualifications required, however applicants will be subject to approval by our academic lead.

Places available

12 spaces per cohort.

How achievement is assessed

The assessment for the module will be the submission of a portfolio which will be demonstrative of the underpinning application of theoretical concepts to practice at the front line of patient care.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, guest speakers and self-directed study. 

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