Core Module Information
Module title: Management and Care in Diabetes Mellitus across the Lifespan

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR09125
Module leader: Amani Al Bayrakdar
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module examines the theory (including pathophysiology, aetiology, epidemiology) of Diabetes Mellitus (DM), and relates this to patient care and health education. You will understand that DM is a chronic disease, which unless managed effectively by both health care professionals and the patient, may result in acute (hypo and hyperglycaemia) and long-term complications (heart attack, stroke, blindness, renal failure, limb amputations and sexual dysfunction, depression). The treatment of DM has pharmacological plus lifestyle components i.e. nutrition, physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, and stress issues. These inter-link to achieve acceptable blood glucose levels and reduce risk factors of blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and smoking. This 15 week module will work through the patient journey. Hence, to prepare you to educate and support patients, family and carers with the understanding of complex care needs. This will incorporate pharmacological, lifestyle changes and treatment compliance in order to enhance quality of life and reduce the risk, or delay the onset of complications for patients.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Determine the clinical presentation of Diabetes Mellitus and interpret the findings to different types of diabetes.

LO2: Justify the prescribed treatment plan to the individual patient’s diagnosis and lifestyle requirements.

LO3: Illustrate and evaluate health education strategies of specific client groups, in relation to self-management of diabetes and health.

LO4: Illustrate the acute and long-term complications of diabetes, and analyse the approaches to their prevention or treatment.

LO5: Evaluate the impact and management of diabetes on psychological and emotional wellbeing.

LO6: Critically reflect and utilise a problem solving approach to the care of patients with diabetes, to compare local practice with national evidence-based recommendations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jacqui Charlton
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 200
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


2023/4, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jacqui Charlton
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 200
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


2023/4, Trimester 3, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jacqui Charlton
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 200
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200



Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR09125 Management and Care of Diabetes Mellitus During the Lifespan