UCC CPD courses

NU5077 Diabetes Management


Fact File


This module is designed for registered nurses, midwives and allied health care professionals who wish to develop and extend their knowledge of the management of individuals with diabetes.

Clinical issues surrounding diabetes management are discussed from an evidenced based perspective for example: disease management, diagnostic procedures and progress of condition, therapeutic options, management of complications, and lifestyle and cultural aspects of diabetes management.

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

  • Apply knowledge of diabetes to the management of individuals with diabetes
  • Recognise the diagnostic procedures and progress of the condition
  • Examine the therapeutic options and be able to identify and treat complications
  • Discuss the lifestyle and cultural aspects of diabetes care.

Main aspects of the content include: Classification and Diagnosis, Diabetes Management, Lifestyle and Culture, Therapeutic Options, Complications and Team management.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method(s): 25 x 1hr(s) Other (Lectures and will also include group work, video/practical workshops); 



The Diabetes Management Module is delivered over one college term and consists of 24 theory/practical hours. Students will also engage in online learning. Will be delivered in CNE, MUH and UCC.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 words written project).


Open to Registered Health Care Professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.

Applicants must be practising health care professionals with evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapist, podiatrists, speech and language therapists etc.)) or be eligible for such registration. Applicants from allied disciplines must provide evidence of professional certification.

Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing, as set out here

Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules whose main language is not English and who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 15 students are achieved. Students will be encouraged to take one or two modules per annum to a maximum of 15 credits.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €400. There is also a €35 application fee.

How Do I Apply

Closed for applications 2023/2024

Not open for applications on the UCC Apply platform.

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.

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