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Short course

Diabetes Academy - What's New in Diabetes

Overview

"Diabetes Academy - What’s New in Diabetes?" is an important clinical update discussing the keys to treatment for diabetes. The course is intended to increase the knowledge and confidence of clinicians caring for people with diabetes.

Diabetes management is rapidly evolving. Recent large randomized controlled cardiovascular outcome trials have provided the evidence for the introduction of a variety of new classes of medications available for use for people with type 2 diabetes. Advances in technology including the use of continuous glucose monitoring devices and insulin pumps are improving outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes.

"Diabetes Academy - What’s New in Diabetes?" is an important clinical update discussing the keys to treatment for diabetes. The course is intended to increase the knowledge and confidence of clinicians caring for people with diabetes.

Description

This e-learning course provides an evidence-based update for clinicians on the novel medications and emerging technologies available to improve outcomes in people with diabetes. Clinical case studies using video vignettes and multiple-choice questions are designed to optimise comprehension and learning.

The course is suitable for clinicians working in the field of diabetes, including GPs, physician trainees, endocrinologists, endocrinology trainees, practice nurses, diabetes nurse educators, general physicians, pharmacists, dietitians, allied health professionals and students.

Learning outcomes

  1. Organise and manage the comprehensive care of a patient with diabetes in order to prevent medication risks and reduce the risk of diabetes complications.
  2. Discuss the indications and benefits of novel medications in diabetes management, including GLP1 analogues, SGLT2 inhibitors and DPPIV inhibitors.
  3. Describe the current guidelines and management of diabetes in pregnancy.
  4. Use evidence-based guidelines for assessment and management of hypertension, including the use of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring.
  5. Evaluate the care of a patient with new technologies such as an insulin pump or continuous glucose monitoring device.

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Course outline

Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the eLearning Education app on mobiles and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Program materials can also be accessed using a web browser.

Delivery Mode

Fully Online

Entry Requirements

All attendees welcome

Course Units

  • Essentials of Diabetes Care
  • GLP1 Analogues
  • SGLT2 Inhibitors
  • DPPIV Inhibitors
  • Update on Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Update on Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Diabetes and Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidaemia in Diabetes

Assessment

The assessment is submission of all unit self-assessments and 22 case studies. A Certificate of Completion is provided upon satisfactory completing of the course.

Other Information

Internet access is a course requirement.

Free Sample

The Diabetes Academy Free Sample course gives students a glimpse of how the learning is structured prior to enrolling in the full course.

Once enrolled, students will receive a 'Getting Started' email with instructions to access the course material.

The free sample Diabetes Academy course includes:

  • 9 shortened tutorials
  • 2 sample case studies

Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the eLearning Education app on phones or tablet devices with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Program materials can also be accessed online using a web browser.

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Course Accreditation

This course has been accredited by:

Contact

Course Enquiries – Mobile Learning Unit T: +61 3 8344 5673 E: mobile-learning@unimelb.edu.au

Course Information

Fees

Full cost: $500.00

*Student / Doctors in Training Rate: $250.00 (You will be asked to upload enrolment evidence on the registration form.)

Entry requirements

None

Assessment

The assessment is submission of all 10-unit self-assessments and 22 case studies.

Extra information

None