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

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR11126
Module leader: Jacqui Charlton
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


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 14 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: Analyse the clinical presentation of Diabetes Mellitus and draw conclusions to justify the diagnosis of different types of diabetes.
LO2: Critically explore prescribed treatment plans to the individual patient’s diagnosis and lifestyle requirements.
LO3: Examine the impact of health education strategies of specific client groups and their families, in relation to self-management of diabetes and health.
LO4: Critique 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 assess the care of patients with diabetes, to compare local practice with national evidence-based recommendations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
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 188
Online Tutorial 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 14/15 , WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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