Medicine & Health - Diabetes in Primary Care

University College Cork


Course Name Medicine & Health - Diabetes in Primary Care
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code GP5100
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Daytime, Blended
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment START DATE:
Semester I 2022/23: 17/09/2022

Introduction session Monday 12th Sept at 7.30pm on Microsoft Teams. First on-line distance learning Unit Starts 17th September 2022.
Application Date

Expand+CLOSING DATE: 30th June 2022

Applications for this module are now open.

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Duration This course runs over twelve weeks of on-line learning and supplemented with two study days held on Saturdays as outlined below. If required, due to public health restrictions, we will deliver study day content in short evening and weekend online sessions.

Workshops: Held from 9am-5pm on both Saturdays.

Saturday 22nd October 2022 - Foot Screening and Lifestyle Modification

Saturday 19th November 2022 - Therapeutics
Course Fee The fee for this module is €900. There is also a €35 application fee.
Entry Requirements

Expand+The Department of General Practice Continuing Professional Development modules are designed for General Practitioners and Practice Nurses working in primary care. Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes o...

Course Content

Expand+On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Identify and categorise patients with problems with glycaemic control including diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, impaired fasting glucose and gestational diabetes,


Subjects Taught This module consists of ten distance learning Units supported by two workshop days. Each Unit will run for one week (except Unit 9 has three weeks). The Units are:

Diagnosis of diabetes.
Control & monitoring; self-management education.
Structured diabetes care.
Lifestyle modification.
Glucose Lowering Agents.
Acute emergencies.
Preventing cardiovascular disease.
Preventing diabetic eye, kidney and foot disease (3 weeks).
Diabetes and pregnancy.
Assessment Method Course work ?(3 short assignments and an essay) to be submitted 4-6 weeks after the final on-line Unit of the course has been completed.

Assessment: Total Marks 200, Continuous Assessment 200 marks (On-line discussion board participation 100 marks, E-activities/short written submissions 20 marks. Essay 2,500 words, 80 marks.)

Teaching and learning strategies Distance learning and workshops.

Assessment strategy 50%: Online participation 50%: Course assignments.
Number of Credits 10
Further Enquiries For CPD Content Queries: Katie Murphy/ Dr. Colin Bradley /
086 0566077 / (0)21 - 4905557

Katie Murphy
+353 21 420 5557
Location Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork
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