Diabetes Care for the Elderly - QLS Level 2 Course

Course Format:Online Course + Hard Copy Materials
Self-Study Time:Approximately 160 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-3 Working Days (Email & Recorded Delivery)
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Course Description

The Diabetes Care for the Elderly - QLS Level 2 Course is aimed at those working in, or wanting to work in the Health Care sector, and is designed to give the student an essential knowledge in offering the very best professional approach to the management of diabetes.

This distance learning Diabetes Care for the Elderly programme has been written for those who are involved in the care sector and is aimed to give all staff, supervisors and managers the essential knowledge needed to offer the very best professional approach to the management of diabetes. This course will help students to become more effective in many areas of their work, from understanding diabetes to helping others cope with it.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

Course Format & Delivery

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. A hard-copy book version of the course notes are also supplied.

Please Note: Hard-copy versions of this course are still being dispatched but there may be slight delays to the usual delivery times.

The Diabetes Care for the Elderly - QLS Level 2 Course includes the following units:
The following topics are included: What is diabetes?; Type 1 diabetes; Type 2 diabetes; Understanding the pancreas; What is insulin?; What is glucose?; Predicaments; Gestational diabetes; and Diabetes in the elderly.
The following topics are included: Who has diabetes?; Who gets diabetes?; Symptoms of diabetes type 1; Symptoms of diabetes type 2; and Who will be tested?
The following topics are included: Detecting foot problems; High blood pressure; Blood glucose control; Eye testing; Medication for diabetes; Insulin; and Care plan.
The following topics are included: Atherosclerosis; Heart disease; Strokes; Diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy); Diabetic eye problems; Diabetic retinopathy; Cataracts; Glaucoma; Diabetic neuropathy; Susceptibility to infection such as urinary tract infections (UTIs); Skin and mouth conditions; Osteoporosis; Hearing problems; Impotence and erectile problems; High cholesterol; Gastroparesis; Ketones; Ketoacidosis; Hyperglycaemia; and Hypoglycaemia.
The following topics are included: Diet; A few diabetic food myths; Losing weight with diabetes; Diets to avoid; Eating plan for a diabetic; Alcohol; Understanding carbohydrates; Fats; Proteins; and Water.
The following topics are included: Diabetic ketoacidosis; Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic nonketotic syndrome (HHNS); Hypoglycaemia; and Hyperglycaemia.
The following topics are included: Depression; Seasonal affective disorder; Infections; Urinary incontinence in the elderly; and Gum disease in the elderly.
The following topics are included: Foot problems; Peripheral neuropathy; Charcot's foot; Arthritis; Gangrene; Tips to reduce problems with feet; Cause for concern; What to be observant of; and Points to be aware of when looking after a diabetics feet.
The following topics are included: Viruses; Personal hygiene; The norovirus; Cleaning up; Food poisoning; Shingles; and Cold sores.
Prerequisites

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.

We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

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