Diabetes and insulin pump therapy online course

This online course will be suitable for Health Care Professionals who come into contact with insulin pump-users, and who want to gain an understanding of this increasingly popular technology.

Start date and time

Monday 19 March 2018 12:00 AM

to Friday 11 May 2018 12:00 AM

Event cost


The aim of the course is to develop theoretical knowledge, practical skills and an understanding of the patient perspective, relating to management of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) therapy.

Over an eight-week period it will give you the opportunity to understand:

  • Clinical guidelines, patient suitability and individual assessment for initiating insulin pump therapy.
  • The insulin pumps and consumables available and to apply knowledge to advocate client choice.
  • Carbohydrate counting and insulin pump therapy.
  • Lifestyle factors and self-management skills to educate clients to optimise glycaemic control.
  • The emotional impact around the change from multiple daily injections (MDI) to CSII.
  • The role of continuous blood glucose measurement, and the interpretation and utilisation of results in practice.
  • The impact of insulin pump therapy for different specialty areas.
  • The implementation and running of an insulin pump service.

This interactive online course will be delivered over an eight-week period, using innovative technologies to give you the flexibility to study at any time, in a place that suits you. You will have the opportunity to gain a certificate of attendance, and to personally experience wearing and using CSII current technology. You will also have the option to gain accreditation of 20 credits at BSc (level 9) or MSc (level 11) by continuing the course as part of a work-based learning module. 

Course date (Certificate): 19th March – 11th May 2018

Certificate cost: £295

Optional accreditation through work-based learning online module:

Level 11: 14th May – 27th August 2018

Level 9: 3rd September – 4th December 2018

Cost: 20 credits – £570, 40 credits - £1, 140

To register, or for application enquiries, please contact Scott Foley or 0131 455 6010.

For further information please contact:

Jacqui Charlton (lecturer and specialist nurse in diabetes) or

Liz Mackay (DSN/Lothian lead insulin pump nurse)