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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Develops specialist knowledge and skills to provide optimal care for clients with acute, chronic and complex presentation of diabetes. Students develop in-depth knowledge specific to the aetiology and pathophysiology of diabetes and a thorough understanding of the causes of acute and chronic complications of diabetes. Students will demonstrate knowledge showing the impact and relationship with other comorbidities together with an understanding of landmark clinical trials and research in the field of diabetes.

Unit content

  • Diabetes prevalence globally and nationally
  • Carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism
  • Pathophysiology and aetiology of diabetes
  • Diagnostic criteria and classification of diabetes
  • Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemic states
  • Chronic complications of diabetes

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the prevalence of diabetes globally
2 explain the aetiology and pathophysiology of diabetes
3 compare and and contrast the different classifications of diabetes and other disorders of carbohydrate metabolism
4 describe acute and chronic diabetes complications.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the prevalence of diabetes globally
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. explain the aetiology and pathophysiology of diabetes
    • GA4:
  3. compare and and contrast the different classifications of diabetes and other disorders of carbohydrate metabolism
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. describe acute and chronic diabetes complications.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.