This online course will help nurses and other health professionals to effectively support people with diabetes and promote healthy lifestyles and self-management to achieve optimal control of the condition.
To mark World Diabetes Day 2020, the online course is available free until 31 March 2021.
Benefits for learners:
|Evidence-based latest clinical recommendations|
|Continued professional development and learning|
|IDF Certificate of Completion|
|CME from the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)|
|Be part of a global multidisciplinary community of diabetes professionals|
60 minutes of self-paced learning to be completed within a month of enrolment.
5 - 9 minutes per section.
Assessment & Award:
Complete all the sections of this online course to be awarded with the IDF "Certificate of Completion" and one European CME credit.
What Will You Learn?
The importance of therapeutic patient education
The role of diabetes educator
The various components of diabetes educator training
Various psychosocial and behavioural strategies for self-management and education
|All health professionals involved in diabetes management and care are eligible to take the course.|
|In particular, health professionals who work in isolated, remote settings and lack access to latest evidence-based education resources.|
|To obtain your IDF Certificate of Completion and one European CME credit, you should work through the content in the following order.|
|You should start each section by clicking on the launch button. After completion of each section, the next section will be unlocked.|
|Module learning starts with 10 pre-test questions and ends with 10 post-test questions, all of which are in multiple choice format.|
|Windows 7 and above, Mac OS X v10 or later, Linux-Chrome OS Internet Explorer 9 and above; Google Chrome; Safari and Firefox; iOS 9 and above (all iPad and android devices)|
|Headphone/speakers (optional) to listen to the module voice over|
Browsing settings: Run Flash Files
|How? Go to browser settings > Go to advanced settings > Go to Privacy and security and click on content settings > Scroll and go to Flash section, and click on “Allow sites to run Flash” > Save settings > Refresh the link.|
The European Accreditation Council accredits this online course for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). 1 European CME credit (ECMEC®) will be awarded on successful completion of this course.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical
Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at
About the Authors, Reviewers and Conflicts of Interest
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
All health professionals involved in diabetes prevention, management and care are eligible to take the course. In particular, health professionals who work in isolated, remote settings and lack access to latest evidence-based education resources.
The course is organized according to the following structure: need for therapeutic patient education, role of the multidisciplinary team, components of diabetes educator training, psychosocial and behavioural approaches, summary.
In order to complete the course and obtain the certificate and one European CME credit, you will need to register first to the school webpage. Once you have subscribed, you can start the course by filling out the initial Self-evaluation. After that, you will have to take a Pre-test consisting of ten questions. Once you have filled and submitted it, you can start the eLearning module. When you complete the module, you will need to respond to the ten Post-test learning questions. To see your progress after the course, we ask you to complete the final Self-evaluation. Finally, once you have given your feedback of the course, you will be able to download your certificate.
To apply, you should go to www.idfdiabeteschool.org, click on Register and provide the information asked. Once you are registered, click on Short Courses, and then on The Role of Diabetes Educator. After that, you can start learning.
To mark World Diabetes Day 2020, this online course is available free until 31 December 2020.
If you experience problems in opening the module, (e.g. you encounter a white screen), please go to the top of the page where you will find “Click here for downloading the browsing settings-guide to open the modules”. You can download a manual on how to change the browser settings, so the pop-up window will open.
This common problem occurs because there is a space before or after the email address, and the system does not recognise it. Make sure your address has no additional spaces before signing up.
In case you experience problems while completing the course, or you have further questions, the IDF School team will be happy to assist you through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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