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Course code

GCMD700

Level

7

Credits

10.0

Estimated hours

100.0

To enable Registered Nurses to extend their knowledge and skills in the care and management of people with diabetes and to integrate their knowledge to nursing practice.

Learning outcomes

  • apply knowledge of the pathophysiology, prevalence, incidence, clinical characteristics and diagnostic criteria of the different disorders of glucose metabolism.
  • critically consider the evidence for goals of diabetes management.
  • integrate into practice basic dietary advice based on National Nutritional Guidelines for management of diabetes and identify appropriate referral to dietician.
  • utilise knowledge of the resources that optimise the benefits and of regular physical activity for people with diabetes.
  • explain the different pharmacological treatments and demonstrate the technology used in the self management of diabetes.
  • understand the acute complications of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, and the consequences of both.
  • utilise knowledge of screening programmes to prevent progression of the long-term complications of diabetes.
  • critically consider the psychosocial implications and self management aspects of living with diabetes.
  • understand the influence and impact of cultural beliefs and practices in people with diabetes and their communities.
  • utilise strategies to teach, support and motivate people with on-going successful management of diabetes.
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