Care of Children & Adolescents with Diabetes (NS485)

This module is designed to increase the theoretical knowledge base of nurses who care for children with all forms of diabetes mellitus and their families. It provides an opportunity for registered nurses working in the field of diabetes in childhood and/ or children’s nursing to gain an insight and deeper understanding of diabetes in childhood, underlying pathology, treatment modalities, nursing management and current research.

The module is targetted towards registered nurses working in the field of diabetes in childhood and/or children’s nursing, both in the hospital and community setting.

On completion of this module and following a period of personal study, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate appropriate evidence based care in the nursing management of children with diabetes in the healthcare setting and in the community.
  • Critically examine the pathophysiological processes associated with diabetes in childhood and relate them to the delivery of nursing care.
  • Explore the application of the pharmacological support and its delivery systems as utilised in the treatment of diabetes in childhood.
  • Critically analyse the social, economic, psychological and emotional impact on the child and family of a chronic illness and the importance of family-centred care in meeting the holistic needs of each child and their family.
  • Evaluate the role of the children’s nurse in meeting the health promotion and education needs of the child with diabetes in childhood and their family along the life continuum.

The module, run in association with DCU, will commence in March 2022 and will be delivered in CHI at Temple Street on the following dates: March 7th, 8th, April 4th, 5th, 26th, and May 10th 2022. The module also includes an opportunity to participate in practical workshops.

Applications will close: 
Friday 4th February 2022 @ 5pm
Credit / Level: Level 8, 5 ECTS Credits
Module code: NS485
Cost of module: €350

Application forms are available from:
Faculty of Science and Health, Dublin City University
T: 01 700 8975    

For further details, contact: 
Mairead O’Neill,  
Clinical Nurse Specialist (Diabetes); 
T: 01 878 4438 / 878 4200 (Bleep 723),
E: mairead.o’