Studying in autumn 2020 during coronavirus

Introduction to Diabetes

Duration One a day (6 hours online session)
Fees £93
Session LeaderHerbert Mwebe, Helen Kehoe
Date Contact NHS study day Team for more information


This one-day training aims to develop the health care professional’s knowledge and awareness around the pathophysiology and clinical implications of diabetes, including screening, monitoring and management of diabetes in mental health service users. It will be of interest to all mental healthcare professionals, including community-based practitioners, inpatient mental health staff, and students on any health programmes.

Course content

The workshop provides a detailed introduction and overview to the diagnosis, pathophysiology, complications, monitoring and management of diabetes.

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Develop awareness of the incidence and prevalence of diabetes
  2. Understand the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, screening, and diagnosis.
  3. Understand the role of glucose, insulin, glucagon in glycaemic control
  4. Know what normal blood glucose levels should be; support and monitor the diabetic patient (hypo- and hyperglycaemia)
  5. Develop awareness of complications associated with diabetes
  6. Introduction to the drugs used in diabetic control and lifestyle management
  7. Develop understanding of the link between diabetes and mental illness

Learning and teaching

Study mode: Synchronous online delivery via virtual classroom using one of the following web-based learning and teaching platforms (e.g. MS teams, Kaltura new row, Adobe connect, Zoom).  The content on the day will be delivered via a mixture of PowerPoint presentation, small group exercise and discussion, group feedback and recap/quiz.

Fees and funding

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship   by your employer

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

How to apply

To apply for this course, please email our NHS study days team.

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