Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program
Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program:
at a glance
Fall 2015: September 14, 2015 OR Winter 2016: January 11, 2016
$1,480 - textbook not included. Please see below for International Tuition.
The Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program is the first program globally to achieve recognition from the International Diabetes Federation. Led by Certified Diabetes Educators, this program is highly sought after by health professionals interested in supporting patients and families with the management and control of diabetes. Offering flexible and varied learning methods, the program has been taught to more than one thousand (1,000) registrants since 2004. For those interested in specializing further, there are a number of distinct additional courses that are offered independently.
Michener’s Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program is designed to be flexible, with online delivery, combined with a two (2) day live workshop mid-semester. Study on your own time and at your own pace, and complete the Certificate in seven (7) months. Upon successful completion of the online program, workshop, and final exam you will receive The Michener Institute’s Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education.
Course Modules and Evaluation
The Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program consists of one (1) course made up of six (6) modules:
1 Teaching and Learning
3 Managing Diabetes
4 Antihyperglycemic Agents
5 Complications of Diabetes
6 Special Populations and Issues
Each online module contains learning objectives, a pre and post self-assessment quiz, course reading materials, and a list of supplementary reading. You are encouraged to identify your own learning needs and go beyond the material provided in each module to additional information resources.
Evaluation is conducted by certified facilitators and includes:
|Evaluation Item||Due Date|
|Online Case Conference||Week 6|
|Web-based Mid-term Examination||Week 10|
|Workshop presentations (2)||Week 10-13 (dates TBD)|
|Reflection Paper||Week 17|
|Online Case Conference||Week 19|
|Online Case Conference||Week 20|
|Final Assignment (Case Study)||Week 25|
|Web-based Final Examination||Week 26-29|
The mandatory 2-day workshop builds on your personal knowledge and experience, and is conducted by experienced facilitators who are Certified Diabetes Educators. You will participate in small group discussions, case presentations, role playing, teaching practice, and assessment of teaching skills as you evaluate and problem solve diabetes patient cases. You will receive written, oral and videotaped feedback from the faculty and your peers.
Workshops run for two full days, Saturday and Sunday, and are held at The Michener Institute in Toronto. A workshop may be arranged in Calgary, pending sufficient students.
Workshops will be held in late November/early December for the Fall 2015 session and late March/early April 2016 for the Winter 2016 session. The exact dates of the workshop will be advised shortly after the course starts.
|More than 9 million Canadians have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes.|
- Degree or diploma in one of the following regulated health professions (other regulated health professions may be considered on a case by case basis):
- Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), Registered Dietician (RD), Physician, Chiropodist, Pharmacist or Kinesiologist AND
- Currently able to practice in your profession; AND
- A minimum of two years of current patient care experience* in your profession
- Applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an English language assessment. Please see Michener’s policy for more information. NOTE: if you are a registered health care professional in Canada, you do not have to provide proof of an English language assessment.
- Computer literacy
Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, access to the Internet, and an e-mail account.
*Please note: Applicants for the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program are considered to have sufficient ‘patient care experience’ if they are a working health professional with a degree or diploma in a regulated health profession, who routinely interacts with patients to provide treatment, counseling and education about disease processes and healthcare issues.
*Please note, the application process for international students is slightly different. Visit the international admissions page for more information.
To apply for the program please submit all of the following documents to The Michener Institute:
- A completed Michener Application Form
- Please ensure you specify desired start date on application form ie. Fall 2015 or Winter 2016
- $30 non-refundable application fee
- A copy of your professional college current registration or professional registration.
- Please note, you must belong to a regulated health profession
- Evidence of 2 years experience in your profession
- For example, a current resume or letter from your employer
Applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an English language assessment. Please see Michener’s policy for more information. NOTE: if you are a registered health care professional in Canada, you do not have to provide proof of an English language assessment.
You are welcome to include relevant additional information or documentation if you feel it will benefit your application.
Please note, the application process for international students is slightly different. Visit the international admissions page for more information.
Your application should be sent to:Office of the Registrar
The Michener Institute
222 St. Patrick Street
Fax: (416) 596-3122
Apply by: June 26, 2015
Register by: August 21, 2015
Start date: September 14, 2015
Apply by: October 23, 2015
Register by: December 18, 2015
Start date: January 11, 2016
Late applications will not be accepted. Further information on application deadlines is available on our FAQs page.
Diabetes and its complications is the leading cause of death by a disease in Canada and is responsible for more deaths each year than AIDS, Breast Cancer and Lupus combined.
$1,480 per program not including textbook. Tuition is paid when registering for the program.
- Tuition fees are subject to change
- Tuition includes program materials, instructional support, workshop and evaluation.
You will be responsible for purchasing this textbook:
- The How To of Patient Education, 2nd Ed. Belton, A.B. & Simpson, N, 2010
The tuition structure for International Students is different. Please visit the International Students page for the International Student tuition fees.
Have questions about the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page!
The following advanced level specialty courses, also recognized by the International Diabetes Federation, may be taken independent of the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program. These courses have been designed to to build on basic knowledge and advance the practice of diabetes educators and interprofessional health care providers. A working knowledge of basic diabetes care and management is required for enrollment in these courses.
Course dates: October 19, 2015 – February 21, 2016
Course dates: March 14 – June 19, 2016
Course dates: March 28 – June 19, 2016
Course dates: November 2, 2015 – April 10, 2016
+ 2 day workshop March 5-6, 2016 (required to complete this course)
Course dates: September 21, 2015 – January 17, 2016
Course dates: September 28 – December 20, 2015