This is the first of two modules examining the disease Diabetes Mellitus and many of the policy issues surrounding it. In this module you will be introduced to the nature and pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus.
You will examine in critical detail some of the standards within the NSF for diabetes, the context of assessment, treatment and management of the disease in adults, children and adolescents, as well as the implementation of these standards within the community and hospital settings, and the evidence base for best practice in diabetes care.ed conclusions from data, Descriptive Statistics is utilised to describe what the data is presenting.
This is the second module on diabetes, which continues to examine in detail the remaining standards within the NSF for Diabetes and their implementation.
By the end of this course the student should be able to propose, justify and critically evaluate educational strategies for clients with diabetes in order to promote their empowerment and self care; demonstrate in-depth evidence-based knowledge of the assessment, treatment and management of people with diabetes during admission to hospital and during pregnancy, utilising new approaches to care management when appropriate; demonstrate in-depth evidence-based knowledge related to the assessment, treatment and management of long-term complications of diabetes mellitus; demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a multiprofessional diabetes service and an understanding of other professionals' roles, identifying the leadership requirements of team care for clients with diabetes; and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of current local and national policy relevant to diabetes, identifying, assessing and resolving problems raised by policy change.