About This Course
BMJ – Six months certification course in Diabetes (with contact program)
What all will be covered in contact programs?
This involves class-room teaching and hands-on training on the various aspects of diabetes. This program will be conducted four times a year in batches of 8-10 student doctors per program. The sessions will be from 9 am to 6 pm and all practical aspects of diabetes will be covered. The candidate will get extensive exposure to various specialised clinics (obesity and weight loss, male hormonal clinic) OPD patients , case work-up, ophthalmology clinic for fundus examination , foot care clinic, diet clinic.
What are the criteria for successfully completing the course?
To be awarded the Certificate in Diabetes the candidate must complete all of the following within 6 months of starting the programme:
· Attend the hands on training/clinical observership course at Fortis C-DOC and behave in an acceptable and professional manner as assessed by the supervising chief of staff
· Be judged by the examiners on a clinical evaluation day at Fortis C-DOC to meet (at least) the following statement “This is a doctor with a basic understanding of diabetes care who we would expect to practice professionally and within their capabilities in their particular area of clinical responsibility.”
At the end of this course the candidate will be able to:
- Describe the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis of diabetes and its complications
- Evaluate the management options for adults newly diagnosed with diabetes (Type 1 or 2, gestational, or secondary diabetes)
- Understand the importance of lifestyle modifications in the prevention of diabetes and its complications
- Understand the importance of and learn effective management of obesity
- Apply national and international guidelines and evidence to the practice of diabetes care in India
- Understand the use of drugs, insulin and other management options
- All healthcare professionals