Understanding Insulin
University of Southampton
  • Start Date: 02 Oct, 2017
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn more about all things insulin: from how it works, to insulin types, to side effects and guidance on how to prescribe safely.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Understand prescribing and using insulin


The current spend on diabetes care by the NHS is estimated to be £1.6 million pounds per hour. 80% of this is spent on managing diabetes complications, the risk of which can be significantly reduced through effective blood glucose control using insulin.


This course will increase your knowledge about insulin covering safe prescribing, effective clinical use and how different insulins work. If you are a healthcare professional it will equip you with the skills to help you reduce insulin-related errors or if you have diabetes it should show you why insulin is so important for living well.


This course has been primarily created for healthcare professionals to help reduce concerns around prescribing and managing insulin. However it might be also of interest to people with diabetes who do not have regular access to a healthcare professional and who want to find out more about how insulin works.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of Southampton

Southampton is a place for ambitious people keen to stretch their intellectual abilities and help change the world.

From the birthplace of the technologies which drive the Internet to ground-breaking medical breakthroughs in conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and asthma, the University of Southampton has spent the last 60 years changing the world.

Ranked among the top 100 in the world, Southampton is a forward-thinking university that works at the cutting-edge of research, bringing a positive impact to global societies in a wide range of areas such as computer science, oceanography, sustainable energy, engineering and medicine.

The University has thousands of academics and staff working to unlock the potential and support the ambition of more than 22,000 students and an exciting new community of learners from around the world studying its sector-leading MOOCs.

The students themselves are also working to change the world from projects in Africa, which are raising living standards through micro finance, to providing donated ambulances for emergency services in Mongolia, helping to save countless lives.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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