This online course is for allied health professionals looking to increase their knowledge of diabetes and improve the support they provide to people living with diabetes.
This diabetes training is suitable for mental health professionals, audiologists, dietitians, occupational therapists, optometrists, and dental professionals. It will benefit any allied health professional who is working with people living with diabetes and is part of the persons diabetes team. The course is 3.5 hours of continuing professional development (CPD)
Have anincreased knowledge and understanding about diabetes management; what is diabetes, what causes it, what are the key signs and symptoms, how is it managed and organisations that can provide support to your clients.
Be able to have a helpful and supportive conversation with the people you see, providing helpful information and encouraging the person to continue to look after their diabetes.
Know how to ask the right questions, and when to refer to other health professionals for more individualised advice.
Have the tools and resources to implement what you’ve learnt in your workplace, improving health outcomes for the people you see.
This eLearning course consists of 6 online modules with knowledge checks throughout and 2 multiple choice assessments. It should take you about 3.5 hours to complete.
Risk factors for type 2 diabetes
NDSS, Diabetes Organisations and Medicare ( supporting organisations)
Recommended reading and resources including handouts
The course contains further reading and resources as well as a selection of handouts that can help you support the people you see who are living with diabetes.
Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. The course can be accessed through the Diabetes Qualified Learning Management System. We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop with the Chrome website browser.
On completion of the course and by passing the assessments. You will instantly receive a certificate in the learning management system.
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Diabetes in Practice for Allied Health Professionals