This NFQ level 9 module is designed to facilitate development of multi-faceted skills required when managing the foot conditions found in patients with diabetes.
The course will provide students with the theoretical knowledge regarding elements of the management of Diabetic Foot Disease that will underpin the development of their clinical practice and clinical skills.
The management of diabetic foot disease requires a multidisciplinary approach, expert knowledge and a dedication to service provision and service development underpinned by evidence-based practice. Being cognisant of this the module will be delivered by a team of experts in diabetes from a range of specialities including podiatry, nursing, endocrinology, vascular and primary care experts. The increasing pace and complexity in managing diabetic foot disease has shaped the design of this module. The focus of the module is to ensure that the student has the capacity to remain current and is capable of updating themselves on new interventions and approaches to the prevention and management of diabetic foot disease.
- Epidemiology and pathophysiology of diabetic foot disease
- Risk assessment and classification systems
- Wound healing and holistic assessment
- Assessment of the diabetic foot
- Wound management
- Wound infection
- Professional practice issues, practice competence
This module is multidisciplinary and welcomes applications from healthcare professionals from the wider multidisciplinary team.
- Applicants must be registered healthcare professionals currently working in an Irish healthcare setting.
- All applicants must have the support of their line manager