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Kenya Clinical and Medical Officers

Enhance your clinical skills and competencies to effectively educate people with diabetes, to promote healthy lifestyles and effective self-management for optimal diabetes control.

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Accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)

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About this course

This online course is targeted to Kenyan primary care physicians and general practitioners with a particular interest in diabetes to provide patient-centric care. There are 8 modules to explore topics ranging from diagnosis of diabetes to prevention, management, and care. Each module consists of 10 pre-test and 10 post-test questions in a multiple-choice format, case studies and interactive exercises with real-world examples to help you turn knowledge into your day to day clinical practices.

This course is fully accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education with 8 European CME credits, and is endorsed by the Ministry of Health of Kenya. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded with an IDF Certificate and 8 European CME credits.

The course is the result of a comprehensive process; harnessing contributions from world-leading specialists and reinforced by an extensive review from renowned global and local experts, designed to deliver the International Standards through up-to-date, evidence-based content on all aspects of diabetes care, management, and its prevention.

Curriculum

Initial Self-Evaluation

Complete your initial self-evaluation before starting the course modules.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Define and classify diabetes
  • Describe the incidence and the distribution of diabetes
  • Explain normal glucose metabolism
  • Describe the physiology of glucose metabolism
  • Enumerate the risk factors for developing diabetes
  • Explain the various mechanisms which lead to the development of diabetes
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize the symptoms of diabetes
  • Describe the tests used for the diagnosis of diabetes
  • Describe the criteria to diagnose diabetes
  • Describe the screening of asymptomatic patients
  • Describe the initial evaluation of a patient diagnosed with diabetes
  • Describe glycemic targets in adults, children and pregnant women
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the key recommendations for lifestyle modifications in diabetes management
  • Describe the goals of nutrition therapy
  • Discuss the role of nutrition therapy and physical activity in diabetes management
  • Analyse the importance of primary care physicians in promoting non-pharmacologic management of diabetes
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • List the evidence-based clinical practice recommendations on prevention, diagnosis and management of T2D at primary care level
  • Discuss the recommendations on lifestyle and pharmacological management of T2D
  • Understand the management of T2D with complications, in special population, at-risk individuals and their referral
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the pharmacology of oral glucose-lowering medications in diabetes
  • Describe the application of various oral glucose-lowering medications in clinical practice
  • Discuss the guidelines-based approach in choosing oral glucose-lowering medications in the management of diabetes
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the history of insulin and its evolution
  • Discuss the types of insulin and appraise their pharmacokinetics
  • Discuss analogues, premix insulin and newer insulins
  • Describe administration of insulin
  • Discuss insulin therapy, its initiation and intensification
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Describe pregestational diabetes and its complications
  • Enlist various elements of preconception care
  • Describe the glycaemic requirements before, during and after pregnancy
  • Analyse the management strategies for optimum glycaemic control
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiological trend of gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Describe the clinical manifestation of gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Discuss screening methods for gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Describe the management of gestational diabetes mellitus

Complete your final self-evaluation to continue.

An IDF ‘Certificate of Achievement’ will be awarded to learners who complete all course modules and pass the final assessment with a score of at least 80%. A ‘Certificate of Participation’ will be awarded to learners who score less than 80% in the final assessment after second attempt.

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Complete all the section of this online course to be awarded with the IDF “Certificate of Achievement” and 8 European CME credits.

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Course Details
Modules:

8

Course Duration:

9 hours

Approx. 4 weeks to complete
Suggest 2 hours/week

Course Fee: FREE

Unrestricted Educational Grant

Languages:

English

Course Features

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