CPD approval sought from RCP for 18 credits

This module discusses the scientific background and its application to the detection, prevention and treatment of diabetes, both through lifestyle and pharmacological therapies. An update on clinical guidelines and trial evidence in prevention and treatment of diabetes are explored.

Brief outline of content

  • Pathophysiology of diabetes
  • Aetiology and prevalence of diabetes
  • The relationship between glucose and CVD risk
  • Detection and diagnosis of diabetes
  • The role of the diabetes specialist nurse
  • Management of Type I and Type II diabetes mellitus
  • Prevention and management of diabetes through diet
  • Prevention and management of diabetes through activity
  • Medical therapies in diabetes

Delivery mode

Lectures, Seminars

Assessment mode



Equivalent professional qualification, Undergraduate degree