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

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An Overview Of The Programme By Professor Mairi Scott:

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    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 will develop your understanding of patient safety issues and quality improvement methodology in healthcare. The subjects covered include human error theory, the science of human factors, and their influence on clinical practice behaviour, leading to near misses and adverse events. We will examine tools for quality improvement, including PDSA, which can help us analyse, monitor and enhance our health services. The module will challenge you to examine your own workplace and will enable you to develop the skills to initiate and implement clinical practice improvements.

    Self-regulation is commonly understood to be a key attribute of professional practice; to develop that attribute, a professional needs to be able to reflect on their practice. This module is designed to enable you to investigate your understanding of professionalism in the highly complex working environment of healthcare. You will examine in depth how personal reflection enhances an individual’s professional contribution within the workplace.
    You will analyse a range of contexts, including your own workplace, in the light of established theoretical models of reflective practice. You’ll also develop your abilities in critical thinking, decision-making, the management of uncertainty and enhancing learning opportunities in your workplace. By completing this module, you will have gained an understanding of how to enhance your professional practice and that of others.

    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.

    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.

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