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Diabetes Epidemiology Studies

An introduction to basic concepts and principles used in diabetes epidemiology studies.

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6 European CME credits (ECMEC)

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About this course

This online course will provide learners with competence and proficiency in conducting diabetes epidemiological studies.

Who is this course for?

Healthcare professionals who wish to generate local diabetes epidemiology data; epidemiologists who wish to standardise diabetes-related criteria for their studies; governmental officials who wish to generate robust data to help develop evidence-based strategies for improving care and strengthening healthcare systems.

Curriculum

Initial Self-Evaluation

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

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Understand diabetes and its global relevance
  • Discuss the scientific basis for diagnosing diabetes to effectively carry out epidemiological studies
  • Recognize special populations in relation to diabetes epidemiology
  • Understand epidemiology and its role in public health
Learning Objectives:

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

  • Differentiate between prevalence and incidence
  • Calculate prevalence
  • Understand what factors might affect prevalence
  • Discuss sources of prevalence data
  • Understand ethical considerations
Learning Objectives:

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

  • Understand the elements required for planning a survey
  • Differentiate between the roles of a study team
  • Recognise the components of the study protocol
  • Understand the steps involved in implementing a survey
Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify the different types of surveys
  • Understand the differences between the types of surveys
  • Recognise the strengths and weaknesses of different types of surveys
  • Understand how to identify a population
Learning Objectives:

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

  • Recognise the different types of sampling methods
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different sampling methods
  • Understand sampling error and bias
Learning Objectives:

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

  • Understand what incidence measures
  • Be able to calculate incidence
  • ecognise data collection methods for measuring incidence for both T1D and T2D
Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify the different anthropometric measures used in diabetes studies
  • Understand the laboratory measurements used for diabetes studies
  • Be able to choose other relevant information for diabetes studies
Learning Objectives:

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

  • Understand the different measures for assessing the effect of diabetes on length of life
  • Understand limitations and gaps in the existing data for estimating diabetes mortality
  • Understand how mortality estimates contribute to estimates of the burden of diabetes
  • Understand how IDF estimates of mortality are calculated
Learning Objectives:

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

  • Differentiate between different types of diabetes registry
  • Understand the challenges and values of diabetes registries
  • Understand how to properly design a diabetes registry
Learning Objectives:

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

  • Handle data properly
  • Perform statistical analyses
  • Prepare article contents for publication

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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Certificate

Learners who complete all the course modules and the final assessment will receive an offical IDF Certificate and six European CME credits.

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%. An IDF ‘Certificate of Participation’ will be awarded to learners who score less than 80% in the final assessment after second attempt.

Course Fees

Country Category Diabetes Epidemiology Studies
Low income countries (LIC)* 50€
Others 100€

*Low-income countries (LIC) are categorized as per the World Bank Classification.

If you are unsure of the income-category of your country, you can check it here.

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Group Registration (Only applicable to high- and middle-income country) Fees Waiver Total Amount
2-4 participants 10% 10€ 90€
5-9 participants 25% 25€ 75€
10 or more participants 50% 50€ 50€

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Course Details
Modules:

10

Course Duration:

7hours

Approx 4 weeks to complete
Suggest 2-3 hours/week

Course Fee:

Low income countries (LIC) : 50€
Others: 100€

Language:

English

Course Features

Self-paced flexible learning

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Certificate

European CME credits (ECMEC)

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