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

Module code: NUR09125
Module leader: Jacqui Charlton
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Cardiovascular Health & Critical Care



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:

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.

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