Pharmacy Diabetes

Managing Hyperglycaemia

PSA in collaboration with Diabetes Qualified (DQ) have co-developed the Diabetes in Practice for Pharmacists course.

This course enables pharmacists, and pharmacists in training to deliver consistent, relevant and actionable support, and have a supportive and helpful conversation with people living with diabetes.

Diabetes in Practice for Pharmacists offers 16 topics that can be completed in 3 individual modules. At the end of each module there is an assessment. Once all the modules have been completed and all three assessments are passed a certificate of completion is issued.

The course focuses on how pharmacists can interact and communicate complex medical information to patients who may not have well-developed health literacy. Pharmacists will be able to ask people with diabetes more meaningful questions, support their medication usage and product choices and have supportive conversations, giving advice or referring on where needed.

This activity has been accredited for 9 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 9 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted 9 hours of Group 2 CPD (18 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities

  • PSA-members: $300.00
  • Non-members: $410.00

https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/short-courses/diabetes-academy-whats-new-in-diabetes/

An important clinical update discussing the keys to treatment for diabetes. The course is intended to increase the knowledge and confidence of clinicians caring for people with diabetes.

Diabetes management is rapidly evolving. Recent large randomized controlled cardiovascular outcome trials have provided the evidence for the introduction of a variety of new classes of medications available for use for people with type 2 diabetes. Advances in technology including the use of continuous glucose monitoring devices and insulin pumps are improving outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes.

The e-learning course provides an evidence-based update for clinicians on the novel medications and emerging technologies available to improve outcomes in people with diabetes. Clinical case studies using video vignettes and multiple-choice questions are designed to optimise comprehension and learning.

The course is suitable for clinicians working in the field of diabetes, including GPs, physician trainees, endocrinologists, endocrinology trainees, practice nurses, diabetes nurse educators, general physicians, pharmacists, dietitians, allied health professionals and students.

Course completion requires approximately 20 hours of eLearning.Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the eLearning Education app on mobiles and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Program materials can also be accessed using a web browser.

AUD $550.00 (incl. GST)

Student/Doctor in Training/Nurse/Trainee Discounted Fee*: AUD $275.00* (incl. GST)

For discounted group rates for hospitals, schools or clinics please contact us mobile-learning@unimelb.edu.au

This course is online and can be commenced anytime. There is no timeframe for course completion and most students formally finish the course within a 12-month period. Once registered for the course, there is lifetime access to the course content.

Combined Offer with Diabetes Advanced

A discounted price is available for healthcare practitioners who wish to enrol into both What's New in Diabetes and Diabetes Advanced.

The course fees are :

Course Fee: AUD $650.00 (incl. GST)

Student/Doctor in Training/Nurse/Trainee Discounted Fee*: AUD $375.00* (incl. GST)

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)This course meets the requirement for 2020 - 2022, which contains 11 Education activity and 11 Performance review points.

RACGP CPD Accredited Activity (40 points)This course is a RACGP CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) in the 2020 - 2022 triennium

https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/short-courses/diabetes-academy-whats-new-in-diabetes-advanced/

An important clinical update discussing the keys to treatment for diabetes. The course is intended to increase the knowledge and confidence of clinicians caring for people with diabetes. The Advanced course provides essential updates on diabetes and its complications to enable clinicians to understand some of the intricacies and nuances of caring for people living with diabetes.
Diabetes management is rapidly evolving.

This e-learning course provides an evidence-based update for clinicians on emerging technologies and novel medications available to improve outcomes in people living with diabetes and its complications. Clinical case studies using video vignettes and multiple-choice questions are designed to optimise comprehension and learning.

The course is suitable for clinicians working in the field of diabetes, including GPs, physician trainees, endocrinologists and endocrine trainees, practice nurses, diabetes nurse educators, general physicians, pharmacists and medical students.

Course completion requires approximately 12 hours of eLearning. Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the eLearning Education app on mobiles and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Program materials can also be accessed using a web browser.

AUD $330.00 (incl. GST) Student/Doctor in Training/Nurse/Trainee Discounted Fee*: AUD $165.00* (incl. GST)

For discounted group rates for hospitals, schools or clinics please contact us mobile-learning@unimelb.edu.au

This course is online and can be commenced anytime. There is no timeframe for course completion and most students formally finish the course within a 12-month period. Once registered for the course, there is lifetime access to the course content.

This course is currently pending accreditation.

https://www.adea.com.au/lifelong-learning/accredited-post-graduate-certificates-in-diabetes/

To become a Pharmacist Diabetes Educator (DE), prior to credentialing as a CDE, pharmacists need to:

  • Hold registration as a practicing pharmacist with AHPRA for at least two years
  • Be a full member of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA)
  • Complete a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management in the past six years.
  • Graduate Certificate qualifications were achieved more than six years prior must complete a case study as well as meeting all other criteria for achieving ADEA recognition as a CDE).
  • To become a Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) these are the additional requirements:
  • Completion of 1000 hours of practice in diabetes education. These 1000 hours can be attained within a maximum of four years prior to submission of the application. However, 60% of these hours (at least 600 hours) need to have been completed within 12 months of submission of the application. Verification of the completion of these hours must be provided by the relevant employer/manager and written on business letterhead. From January 2018 there is an additional requirement to complete a logbook of detailing the 1000 hours of practice. A template is available on ADEA website.
  • A minimum 6 months of mentoring. It is necessary to complete the online mentoring module, sign the mentoring agreement form and lodge this form online within two weeks of signing. At the conclusion of the mentoring period, the mentee is required to complete an online evaluation form. The mentor must also complete their section of the form to finalise the mentoring process. Mentors are located via the ADEA website.
  • Referee report. A revised template (January 2018) is available. It can be signed by the mentor, a CDE colleague, a manager or immediate supervisor. it is not necessary for the referee signing the report to be a CDE or ADEA member. The person signing the report should have an in-depth knowledge of the applicant’s practice in relation to the core competencies of a CDE (available from the ADEA website). The referee should review and be familiar with the applicants CPD portfolio.
  • 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) annually for the initial credentialing application and for recredentialing. Achievement of at least 15 CPD points in the principal area of practice (e.g. clinical, management or research) must be achieved with at least one point achieved in the other 2 categories. From September 2018, CDEs are required to accumulate at least five points from educational activities that are developed with and/or are endorsed by ADEA (until end August 2018 three points). The annual Australasian Diabetes Congress (ADC) provides relevant learning opportunities and enables delegates to achieve the required CPD points in categories 1 to 3.