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SHORT COURSE IN MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES: OPTIMISING PATIENT OUTCOMES - Blended Learning

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Introduction

It is estimated that 6% of the South African population- 3.5 Million- suffer from diabetes and many more are pre-diabetic. Furthermore, diabetes is ranked as the second most common cause of death in the country (STATS South Africa 2016)

The majority of patients with Diabetes seen in general practice and primary care will have Type 2 Diabetes. These patients often have additional Comorbidities which can be challenging to manage. However, given a certain level of knowledge and skill the healthcare practitioner will be able to optimize the care of these patients. t

A patient centred approach is essential to succeed in improving the outcomes of our patients with Diabetes and their associated risk factors.

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Who Should Enroll?

All healthcare professionals that encounter patients with signs and symptoms suggestive of diabetes

Course Design

Blended Learning Approach consisting of online teaching & Learning as well as 2-day face to face contact tuition session.

Course Content

The following modules will be covered:

  1. Background:
    • Epidemiology of diabetes
    • Definition and classification of diabetes
    • Screening and diagnosis
    • Organisation of care
  2. Lifestyle intervention:
    • Medical Nutrition Therapy
    • Physical Activity
    • Self-management and support
    • Psycho-social care
  3. Control:
    • Glucose control: Targets and interventions
    • Blood pressure control: Targets and interventions
    • Lipid control: Targets and Interventions
    • Smoking Cessation
  4. Monitoring and Management of Complications:
    • Diabetic nephropathy
    • Diabetic neuropathy
    • Diabetic retinopathy
  5. Special populations and their challenges:
    • Diabetes in pregnancy
    • Diabetes in HIV patients
    • Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents

Assessment

Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire for which an average of 70% has to be obtained. .

Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 30 CEU’s on Level 2.

Fees


R 4 200.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable.)

This includes all study material and assessment.

Date Venue
23-24 May 2020 Gauteng
13-14 June 2020 Durban (KZN)