Supporting People with Diabetes Mellitus
Helping learners to understand this condition and provide adequate care and support to those who need it.
Why take this course?
This e-learning course is broken down into three easy-to-follow units – an introduction and two study units. It aims to raise awareness about diabetes types one and two, the symptoms, causes and the treatments available.
The course will help learners to understand the implications of having the condition and therefore enable them to provide the people in their care with the support and guidance they need.
What you will experience
Unit 1: You will receive an introduction to the course.
Unit 2: Helps learners provide effective support for service users with diabetes mellitus. After completing this Unit, learners will understand the difference between Diabetes Types 1 and 2, as well as some of the causes and the symptoms to look out for. Learners will then develop an understanding of insulin, how it should be produced and how treatments for diabetes aim to help people with insulin deficiencies. The Unit then focuses on how a balanced diet can help people with the condition to live healthier and happier lives.
Unit 3: Explores what is meant by a normal level of sugar in the blood. Learners will look at this in relation to monitoring and balancing this for the diabetics they support and will look at the complications and health issues that can arise as a result of having high sugar levels. The Unit also considers ways of helping people to overcome these difficulties and to avoid – or at least delay – the onset of any serious health problems.
This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.
Previous knowledge or experience would be of benefit but is not essential.
What you will need
Students must have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.
What you need to know
This is a Distance Learning course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises. You will be supported throughout the course by a specialist Distance Learning Tutor.
As you progress they will continue to make regular contact to offer support and guidance, usually by email but sometimes by phone, to ensure you are making good progress and to support your learning throughout. You must be able to study independently through the course materials.
Whilst studying with Business & Community Development, you will have access to the Library+ sites and the Digital Skills Space. You will also have technical and administrative support from Business & Community Development team.
Please note that fee waivers or funding may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.
|5 Hours over 1 Month||£30.00||
|Paper applications only|
You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.
Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
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