BMJ – Six months certification course in Diabetes (with contact program)

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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:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis of diabetes and its complications
  2. Evaluate the management options for adults newly diagnosed with diabetes (Type 1 or 2, gestational, or secondary diabetes)
  3. Understand the importance of lifestyle modifications in the prevention of diabetes and its complications
  4. Understand the importance of and learn effective management of obesity
  5. Apply national and international guidelines and evidence to the practice of diabetes care in India
  6. Understand the use of drugs, insulin and other management options

Learning Objectives

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.
Self-Paced Course with a Starting date & Exam date and a short duration of contact program.

Target Audience

  • All healthcare professionals

Curriculum

Introduction to Diabetes

Module 1. Introduction and epidemiology of diabetes. Module 2. Diagnosis & classification of diabetes mellitus. Module 3. Pathophysiology of diabetes. Module 4. Pathogenesis of acute & long term complications. Module 5. Identification of high risk individuals. Module 6. Clinical approach to a person with diabetes.

Lifestyle Modifications & Obesity Management

Module 1. Principal of diet in diabetes ( Type I & II ). Module 2. Dietary and lifestyle alterations in special situations. Module 3. Principles of physical activity in diabetes. Module 4. Diagnosis, causes and comorbidities associated with obesity. Module 5. Management of obesity. Module 6. Non conventional lifestyle & dietary interventions for diabetes & obesity.

Pharmacological management of diabetes

Module 1. Evolution of pharmacotherapy of diabetes. Module 2. Conventional oral anti-diabetic drugs. Module 3. Newer anti- hyperglycaemic drugs. Module 4. Principles of insulin therapy: technique, site, dose adjustment. Module 5. Insulin delivery device including insulin pumps. Module 6. Therapeutic targets and algorithms. Module 7. Individualization of goals and choices. Module 8. Therapies at the horizon.

Management of complications

Module 1. Acute complications. Module 2. Nephropathy. Module 3. Neuropathy. Module 4. Retinopathy. Module 5. Cardiovascular diseases. Module 6. Diabetic foot. Module 7. Erectile dysfunction & hypogonadism. Module 8. Infectious & skin diseases.

Co-morbidities in diabetes

Module 1. Hypertension in diabetes. Module 2. Dyslipidaemia in diabetes. Module 3. Diabetes in pregnancy (c). Module 4. Surgery in diabetic patients. Module 5. Diabetes in renal dysfunction (kidney disease). Module 6. Diabetes in hepatic dysfunction. Module 7. Diabetes in critical care. Module 8. Diabetes & bone health. Module 9. Diabetes in children & adolescents. Module 10. Diabetes in older person. Module 11. Diabetes in thyroid. Module 12. Diabetes and cancer. Module 13. Diabetes and smoking.

Diabetes in special situations

Module 1. Stress and diabetes. Module 2. Sick days and travel with diabetes. Module 3. Fasting and diabetes. Module 4. Diabetes and insurance. Module 5. Diabetes at workplace. Module 6. Special consideration in diabetes & patient education. Module 7. Use of social media in the management of diabetes. Module 8. Role of nurses / diabetic educator.

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