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University of Dundee PG Cert/Dip/MSc in Diabetes Care, Education and Management

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    Information to guide you in selecting your module starting in September 2015.

    This practical module will help you to make the best use of the different types of simulators and simulated patients in designing and delivering clinical skills sessions. The course will cover different educational theories and also practical ways of ensuring effective learning, such as the use of video debriefing. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the role of student, facilitator and feedback provider in a simulated setting.

    A typical workplace-based assessment project for this module would require the student to design, deliver and evaluate a teaching session using simulation.

    This module explores aspects of facilitation in groups and one-to-one, as well as facilitation as mediation. Students relate their learning to working with peers and colleagues in the student’s professional context. The focus is not on working with patients (although many of the skills will be common to your work with patients). Instead, it is designed to cover established knowledge and theory about facilitation skills, and to enable you to develop your skills as a facilitator in an enjoyable and interactive way. Finally, it offers tools to help you reflect on the development of your facilitation skills.

    Caring for people with Diabetes Mellitus who may present with acute, unpredictable and possibly life-threatening illness is one of the more challenging roles for today's healthcare professional.

    The main aim of this module is to enable the practitioner in a range of professions and disciplines to critically explore core knowledge, skills and attitudes related to the clinical and social aspects of modern diabetes care.

    You study a wide range of clinical aspects of Diabetes Mellitus, including the prevention and management of complications. You also contextualise your clinical knowledge with an exploration of both your professional role and also the cultural and psycho-social issues which patients may experience.

    This module introduces students to the theory underpinning current international health policy-making and asks how innovation and risk fit within the concept of the ‘learning organization’. In the module, students will review in practical terms the learning culture and health policy implementation within their organisations in Kuwait. Work includes role-playing different ways of promoting the effective implementation of policy.

    A typical work-based assessment project for this module asks students to review aspects of their own organisation in the light of what they have learned, and to design a practical, exciting and effective method of implementing innovation and improvement.

    Research, both in terms of clinical and education, is the basis of evidence-based practice. Effective research that translates into clinical or educational practice is achieved by using a multidimensional approach. This module introduces evidence-based research and aims to provide the student with a broad understanding of the various methodologies to plan and undertake future research projects. Students learn through face-to-face teaching and discussion, multimedia resources, workshops and self-directed learning across the spectrum of quantitative, qualitative and improvement science/educational research.

    GM51026 Research Methods is the foundation for the MSc Dissertation module.

    This module is designed for health care professionals working with adults/and or children who have diabetes. Diabetes can impact upon every aspect of the life of people who have diabetes and their families and there is a significant psycho-social dimension to living with a chronic disease. Self-management of diabetes takes time, knowledge and effort and those with diabetes need support to become effective self-managers.

    The content of this module reflects a multi-faceted approach to developing your skills in educating patients in self-care. You will study approaches in teaching and learning and behavioural science that have been demonstrated to enhance self-care and general understanding of the psychological impact of living with diabetes.

    Submission Area for the MSc DCEM Dissertation Module

    The student handbook contains important information about the PG Cert/Dip/MSc Diabetes Care, Education and Management programmes. Please read the handbook at the beginning of your studies and refer back to relevant sections as required during the programme. If you require further information or clarification about any of the information contained in the handbook, please contact a member of the course team. We look forward to supporting your learning during the programme and hope you will find the student handbook a useful and informative resource during your studies. 

    This is the gateway to the University of Dundee online library.  You will find information and advice on:

    • How to navigate the University of Dundee online library.
    • Effective ways of literature searching for your assignments.
    • How to reference correctly using the Vancouver system.
    • Guidance on academic writing skills.

    This section provides guidance on the principles and purposes of reflection in a professional and personal context, writing reflectively and undertaking the Reflective Essay: Assignment 2 of each module assessment

    The online space where students can raise issues with their student representatives ('reps') as well as to communicate privately.

    This course covers basic training for staff.

    This area contains useful management protocols, guidelines and educational material.