Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program

Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program

Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program:
at a glance

Credential(s) Earned

Graduate Certificate

Program Length

7 Months

Delivery Method

Hybrid

Start Date

Fall 2015: September 14, 2015 OR Winter 2016: January 11, 2016

Tuition

$1,480 - textbook not included. Please see below for International Tuition.

Description

**NOW ONLY 7 MONTHS LONG**

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.

 

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Program Outline

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

2 Pathophysiology

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

 

Workshop Component

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.

 

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

 

Applications

To apply for the program please submit all of the following documents to The Michener Institute:

  1. A completed Michener Application Form

    • Please ensure you specify desired start date on application form ie. Fall 2015 or Winter 2016
  2. $30  non-refundable application fee
  3. A copy of your professional college current registration or professional registration.
    • Please note, you must belong to a regulated health profession
  4. 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
Toronto, ON
M5T 1V4
Canada
Fax: (416) 596-3122

For more information on the application process please visit Michener’s Admissions page, and/or view our FAQs.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2015

Apply by: July 3, 2015
Register by: August 28, 2015
Start date: September 14, 2015

Winter 2016

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.

 

Tuition

$1,480 not including textbook. Tuition is paid when registering for the program.

Please note:

  • 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
    order here

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!

 

Diabetes Specialty Courses

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.

DE801 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

Course dates: October 19, 2015 – February 21, 2016

DE802 Diabetes and Pregnancy

Course dates: March 14 – June 19, 2016

DE803 Promoting Self Care in Chronic Illness

Course dates: March 28 – June 19, 2016

DE804 Diabetes Management in the Older Adult

Course dates: November 2, 2015 – April 10, 2016

+ 2 day workshop March 5-6, 2016 (required to complete this course)

DE806 Diabetes 101

Course dates: September 28, 2015 – January 24, 2016

DE807 Intensive Insulin Management

Course dates: September 28 – December 20, 2015