Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Insulin Pump Therapy (20-credit module)

The Insulin Pump Therapy module is a 10 week course which provides students with a thorough understanding of all aspects of insulin pumps from the historical perspective to dealing with complications. This course includes a 2 week introduction phase where students will be able to access exclusive lectures and Cardiff University�s extensive library facilities prior to the start of the module.

Entry requirements

Students must have a reliable internet connection and basic computer literacy skills. Students must also: hold a UK higher education qualification, minimum of a BSc Honours or BA Honours grade 2.2 or above, from a UK institution with relevant degree awarding powers as detailed in the Department of Education and Skills; or hold a non UK qualification equivalent to CQFW credit level 6 or above as defined and detailed by the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (NARIC); or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the programme of study in question and be approved as such by the Head of School; and satisfy any applicable University language competency requirements as detailed in the Cardiff University Senate regulations: please see in the Cardiff University website for further details. Where English is not the native language/language of instruction: IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL iBT 90; Pearson Test of English: 62.

Course modules

The syllabus cover: historical perspective of insulin pump treatment; evidence for outcome of insulin pump therapy; national guidance for insulin pump therapy; patient selection and preparation for insulin pump therapy; equipment, pump functions and use; calculating insulin doses and altering insulin doses via an insulin pump; managing hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia; managing exercise, illness, stress and surgery with an insulin pump; managing pregnancy with an insulin pump; managing lifestyle variation via an insulin pump; evidence for and use of continual glucose monitoring and sensor augmented pump therapy; managing patients failing on pumps including pancreas transplant and islet cell transplants.

Assessment methods

The method of assessment for this course is a continuous online assessment during the 10 weeks accompanied by a group project, a 2000 word individual report and an online 60 minute multiple choice exam. There are no residential components or written examinations to attend so there would be no need for you to travel to Cardiff University for course purposes.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Credits Distance learning - 10 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Miss Sophie Fuller
Telephone number: 
029 2074 5877