Premium Courses FAQs

Who should take the IDF Premium Courses?

All health professionals involved in diabetes prevention, management and care. These courses are specifically targeted to Diabetes Educators, Primary Care Physicians, General Practitioners and Specialists.

You can enroll in the course at any time. Visit our Premium Courses page for more details.

Three Premium Courses are currently available in the IDF School of Diabetes:

Discover also our catalogue of Free Courses here.

All courses are open and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, in order to consolidate your learning, you may access 2 modules per week from the date of enrolment. Additionally, each course must be completed within 6 months of the date of enrolment. If the course is not completed within this period, the learner’s access to the course will be disabled and they will have to enroll again.

Yes. The course modules are designed to be very flexible and all materials are available online, ideal for self-paced learning.

Each course contains a customised set of modules that have been designed to address the ongoing needs of all health professionals involved in diabetes prevention, care and management.

IDF Premium Course for Primary Care Physicians & General Practitioners


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify diabetes and differentiate between the different types of diabetes
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of diabetes
  • Recognise the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes
  • Understand the approach on the screening and the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Understand the approach to an initial evaluation and a glycaemic target
  • Advise on oral medication (dosage, dose adjustment and side-effects)
  • Initiate insulin therapy (dose adjustment, titration and side-effects)
  • Advise on investigations to screen for the common complications of diabetes
  • Identify and manage acute complications of diabetes (hypoglycaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state)
  • Recommend non-pharmacological treatment (lifestyle modification: nutrition and physical activity)
  • Advocate for the primary prevention of diabetes
  • Advocate for the secondary prevention of diabetes
  • Be able to manage and advise on type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes during pregnancy

IDF Premium Course for Specialists

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify and manage other types of diabetes
  • Understand the approach on screening and diagnosis for gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Advise on oral medication (dosage, dose adjustment, site rotation and side-effects)
  • Understand the approach on the screening and the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Initiate and intensify insulin therapy
  • Understand the approach to the screening and diagnosis of nephropathy
  • Understand the approach to the screening and diagnosis of retinopathy
  • Understand the approach to the screening and diagnosis of neuropathy
  • Prevent and manage foot complications
  • Manage the cardiac complications of diabetes mellitus
  • Understand the approach to hyperglycaemia in pregnancy having either type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Advise on the use of newer insulins
  • Understand the approach on screening and diagnosis for gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Understand the approach to the screening and diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease
  • Select and recommend the correct pharmacological treatment for diabetes

IDF Premium Course for Diabetes Educators

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify diabetes and differentiate between the different types of diabetes
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of diabetes
  • Recognise the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes
  • Advise on tests for the diagnosis of diabetes
  • Advise on healthy living (physical activity and balanced diet)
  • Understand the administration of insulin (dose adjustment, titration, site rotation and side-effects)
  • Recognise the common complications of diabetes
  • Advise on sick day management
  • Understand the impact of diabetes on sexual health
  • Understand the impact of diabetes on oral health
  • Understand self-management education
  • Recognise the psychosocial impact of diabetes
  • Understand and execute your role as a diabetes educator

Maximum course duration is 5-6 weeks. On average, each course requires at least two hours a week.

The Premium Courses are available in multiple languages in addition to English (Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and Arabic). At present the Premium Course for Specialists is only available in English.

Yes. All stages within the course that have been taken from start to finish will be marked as “Completed”. This includes the Initial Self-Evaluation, Modules, Final Self-Evaluation and Final Assessment. In order to proceed to the Final Self-Evaluation and the Final Assessment and to download your certificate, all stages beforehand will need to be marked as “Completed”.

We have intentionally presented the modules in a specific order that we feel will help you understand the course as a whole. For this reason, we recommend you take these modules in the order they are listed in. We have added a module locking system into each course that will help direct your learning. You will be able to access two modules per week, from the date you purchased the course. Modules will be periodically unlocked regardless of whether you have attempted them. Once all modules are unlocked you may take them in any order you wish, however you must complete the initial and final self-evaluations and all modules before taking the final assessment.

Every module lasts approximately 60 minutes. Each module starts with 5 pre-test learning questions and ends with 5 post-test learning questions.

Yes. There is an inbuilt facility in the module known as bookmarking. On re-opening a module that you have closed, you will be asked a question. “Do you wish to resume from where you left off?”. Please click on “Yes” option to continue from the same slide.

The final course mark is based on your performance at the final assessment. You will only be able to take your course assessment once, after the following stages have been successfully completed:

  • The Initial Self-Evaluation is complete
  • All Modules have been completed
  • The Final Self-Evaluation is complete
Final Assessment:

The final assessment will be a set of 50 multiple choice questions based on the content covered in all modules. Some questions may have contextual elements. There will be a time restriction of 1 hour to complete all questions.

The final course mark is based on your performance at the final assessment. You will only be able to take your course assessment once the following stages have been successfully completed:

  • An IDF ‘Certificate of Achievement’ will be awarded to learners who complete all course modules and pass the final exam with a score of at least 80%.
  • A ‘Certificate of Participation’, will be awarded to learners who do not pass the final course exam after second attempt.

For any further information, please contact us through the contact form.

All the IDF Premium Courses and IDF Free Courses are accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). One European CME credit (ECMEC®) will be awarded for each hour of online learning (60 minutes of actual e-learning excluding introductions, etc.)


Courses
Diabetes Educators
Primary Care Physicians & General Practitioners
Specialists

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 www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme


More information is available here.

The course fees are as following:


Country Category* Diabetes
Educators
Primary Care Physicians
& General Practitioners
Specialists
Low-income countries (LIC) 50€ 100€ 200€
Others 75€ 150€ 300€

*The country category follows the World Bank Classification.

You can pay online with a credit or debit card when you register for the course.

Yes, payment by bank transfer is also possible. Please contact us for details.

Please contact us for group registrations.

Once you have completed the payment process, you will be able to access the modules immediately. If you experience any issues, please contact us through the contact form.

Yes, an automatic receipt of payment will be sent to the email connected with your account. Should you not receive it, please check your spam/junk folder before contacting us to request a duplicate receipt.

Yes, invoices can be provided on request. Please contact us through the contact form if you require an invoice in addition to the payment receipt.

No, all course fees are non-refundable.

On completion of all the course modules and after passing the final exam with a minimum score of 80%, you will get an option to ‘Generate Certificate’. Click on this option to print or save your certificate in pdf format.

If you have additional questions or require further information, please contact us through the contact form.

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