This course is suitable for the Band 5/6 practitioner who is new to working in the area of diabetes. It will enable you to understand the current trends and evidence base underpinning the dietary management of people with diabetes and achieve the competencies required to support more specialist skills. Different nutrition and dietetic approaches for different sub-groups of people with diabetes will be considered.
The course is designed for practising dietitians and other healthcare professionals to update your individual knowledge and skills.
Depending on your professional background, a combination of these courses can lead to either a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters qualification in Advanced Dietetic Practice.
By the end of the module you should be able to demonstrate the following learning:
- Describe current policy drivers supporting a high level of nutritional management in the care of people with diabetes.
- Summarise the nutritional problems and wider needs of people with diabetes and develop appropriate dietary interventions to meet their needs.
- Appraise the use of different dietary and pharmological approaches appropriate to the different needs of people with diabetes.
- Interpret the current evidence for the effectiveness of nutrition and dietetic interventions in a range of clinical and community settings, when working with people with diabetes.
- Develop care pathways and treatment plans suitable for people with diabetes as service users with a wide range of disease presentation.
- Critically assess the importance of working as part of a MDT.
Our programmes are specially developed by professionals in the Division of Nutritional Sciences. We have a dynamic teaching team and offer the opportunity to learn under the guidance of expert practitioners, educators and researchers.
During your studies with us, you will have the opportunity to:
- Gain a thorough knowledge of the principles of professional development.
- Develop skills of critical thinking, problem solving and reflective practice.
- Develop practical skills in relation to accepted theories.
Fees and Funding
Please contact the course administrator for fees information.
Applicants who will be employed by the NHS in the East Midlands while they are undertaking their studies may be eligible to apply for Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) funding through Health Education East Midlands. Funding is available for individual courses and full programmes, with the exception of the 60 credit Research Project/Dissertation required on the Masters course, which would be self-funded.
All candidates must complete an LBR funding form or self-funding form. To check if you qualify for funding and obtain the appropriate form, please contact the course administrator.