Unit Breakdown

This shows how we capture all the evidence to obtain enough credits for this part of your award

Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.

 

Title

Diabetes Awareness

Type

Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence

1

Understand diabetes.

1.1

Define the term ‘diabetes’.

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay

 

All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system

 

Professional Discussion

E-learning

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

Showcasing your skills:

Observations

Witness Testimonies

Workplace Records

Minutes of Meetings

Care Plans

Daily notes

Supervision / Appraisals Records

Medication Administration Records

In put – Out put Records

Turn Charts

Reports

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

1.2

Outline key features of type 1 diabetes.

1.3

Outline key features of type 2 diabetes.

1.4

Describe signs and symptoms of diabetes.

2

Know risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes.

2.1

Identify risk factors associated with the development of type 2 diabetes.

2.2

Describe ways that individuals can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

2.3

Outline the long-term health consequences of developing type 2 diabetes.

3

Know the treatment and management options for individuals with diabetes.

3.1

Outline the treatments and other support available for individuals with diabetes:

• nutritional • medication • exercise.

3.2

Describe the importance of support from others for the individual with diabetes.

3.3

Give examples of tests used to monitor diabetes to include:

• annual tests • daily (or more frequent) tests.

4

Know how to respond to hypoglycaemia.

4.1

Define the term ‘hypoglycaemia’.

4.2

Identify the causes of hypoglycaemia.

4.3

List the signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia.

4.4

Describe actions to take if an individual is hypoglycaemic.

5

Know how to respond to hyperglycaemia.

5.1

Define the term ‘hyperglycaemia’.

5.2

Identify the causes of hyperglycaemia.

5.3

List the signs and symptoms of hyperglycaemia.

5.4

Describe actions to take if an individual is hyperglycaemic.

6

Understand the links between diabetes and other conditions.

6.1

Describe the impact of intercurrent illness on individuals with diabetes.

6.2

Outline how treatment for diabetes may be required to change in response to intercurrent illness.

6.3

Describe the links and possible complications between diabetes and:

• dementia • depression • pregnancy • cardiovascular disease

7

Understand how to work safely when monitoring individuals with diabetes.

7.1

Identify current legislation and codes of practice for safe working practices.

7.2

Explain the use of personal protective equipment when supporting monitoring activity.

 

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