Diabetes 101: Introduction to Diabetes

Course Information

Course Code

DE806

Instruction Method

ONLINE – login information will be emailed the week before the course start date

Fee

$399 domestic / $598.50 international

Length

Approximately 10 weeks.

Instructor(s)

Bev Harris PDt , CDE

Learner Outcomes

Students in the Diabetes 101 course will focus on the basics of diabetes and the proper techniques and methods to support the person with diabetes. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of diabetes, its development, progression and management throughout the life stages.
  • Demonstrate effective communication with people with diabetes, their families or support persons, and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of education and behaviour change theories.

Course Objectives

Diabetes 101: Introduction to Diabetes, recently updated to meet the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines, is designed to provide you with the opportunity to learn the basics of diabetes and how a health professional or non-health professional can support the person with diabetes. In this online course, you will explore topics from the psychological and nutritional aspects of diabetes to exercise and oral medications for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Evaluation Method

Evaluation Item Due Date
7 Weekly Online Assessments Weeks 2-8
Final Online Assessment Week 9

Intended For

This course is open to all individuals wishing for a general introduction to diabetes: medical technicians, personal support workers, family members / lay carers of people with diabetes, and other health professionals (including those not registered or licensed with a regulatory body in Canada).

Text Book

All course material is available online.

Prerequisites

Computer literacy

  • Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, access to the Internet, and an e-mail account
  • Access to and basic proficiency with a PDF reader, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint are also required as they are used to access course material and submit evaluation items

Topics Covered

  • What is Diabetes?
  • Psychological Aspects
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise & Oral Medications
  • Insulin
  • Hypoglycemia & Hyperglycemia
  • Chronic Complications

DE806 Diabetes 101: Introduction to Diabetes

Courses

CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
DE806-WE1Diabetes 101 - Introduction to DiabetesOnline$598.50Apr-05-2021 to Jun-13-2021Mar-26-2021Open