The number of people with diabetes type-2 is rising rapidly and the global health economic impact is massive. Rising rates of type 2 diabetes may relate to increasing obesity, an aging population, changes to diet and adoption of more sedentary behaviors. There is a need to increase awareness about diabetes prevention, potential complications and treatment amongst the general public and health care providers.
The free online course “The Diabetes Epidemic: a Patient-Centered Approach” helps you to understand why type 2 diabetes is becoming so prevalent, and what we can do to prevent and treat it.
The Diabetes Epidemic: a Patient-Centered Approach – Course Content
This course aims to provide accessible material that emphasizes the human element and self-care aspects of living with this chronic condition. It will facilitate learning through interactive media and peer discussion to enhancing knowledge around how diabetes develops, potential treatments, associated disease complications, global challenges, quality care and self-management practices.
The course is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare workers and the general public.
Summary of Main Course Features
- Educator: Debbie Wake and Iqbal Malik
- Publisher: University of Dundee
- Duration: 2 weeks x 3 hours per week
- Start Date: 19 Sep 2016
- Certificates available