Single Module Level 6

Contemporary Trends in Diabetes Care (Level 6, 20 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

February 2025


In a nutshell

Healthcare research has revealed a recognised need for specialist diabetes care both in the UK and internationally. This Level 6 module is part of the initiative to meet this demand, as it aligns with those who have been in the clinical field and have to navigate or update themselves with the emerging/changing trends in the field of diabetes.

This module is also attractive to the international community of health professionals, including nurses who undertake Level 6 study as an adjunct to NMC registration. 


You will:

  • increase confidence in your practice role of managing a patient/client with diabetes
  • develop your own practice through examining relevant issues in your field
  • enhance your career opportunities

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Course details

All about the course

This module is designed to enhance your theoretical and clinical knowledge of diabetes mellitus with specific emphasis on prevention.

We can offer you the opportunity to listen to experts in their field, and will provide you with opportunities to critically examine the theory and research base of leading practice in diabetes care. The course content provides a systematic understanding of a person-centred approach to diagnosis, classification and prevention diabetes; it will enable you to critically examine the prevention strategies of diabetes in a global and national context. 

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

You will engage in keynote lectures, seminars and workshops, informal group presentations, group discussions and independent work.


  • Formative assessment – power point presentation of 10 minutes.
  • Summative assessment is the poster presentation of any aspect of the contemporary trends you encounter in your learning journey.

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. The aim of this course is to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable you to develop within your post. This module will enhance your continuing professional development and is a requirement for many roles in the NHS and health and social care sectors.

You will also have the opportunity to apply for our MSc Diabetes Care and further your studies, if you have completed a degree pathway.

This module will also enrich your role if you work as a diabetes link nurse/diabetes educator.

Career Links

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

The course is aimed at nurses and other health care professionals aiming to top up previous study with Level 6 modules to achieve a BSc (Hons) degree, and health professionals who are interested in knowing and understanding more about the current trends in diabetes care.

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.


    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You must be a qualified health professional, registered with the appropriate country regulatory body and have current experience. 

    You will need to demonstrate evidence of studying at level 5 or you need to demonstrate equivalent working experience where you have contributed to the care and service delivery of patients diagnosed of diabetes.

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

    The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

    Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £890 per 20 credit module
    Part-time 2025/26 £925 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    February 2025