Facebook icon

Diabetes Qualified

CPD

DIABETES IN PRACTICE

Diabetes in Practice for Pharmacists

CPD

18 Group 2 Credits

DURATION

9 Hours

PRICE

$410 AUD

Practical Diabetes for Pharmacists focuses on how to communicate complex medical information to patients who may not have well-developed health literacy. Learn how to ask more meaningful questions and engage in supportive conversations with your patients.

About this course

Diabetes Qualified is proud to collaborate with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia in the co-development of the Diabetes in Practice for Pharmacists course. The course is aimed at supporting and improving health service delivery within all pharmacy practice settings, by enhancing pharmacists’ health literacy to improve health outcomes for people living with diabetes.

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.

Accreditation number: CONL20027,28,29

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.

We recommend if you are a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) that you complete the course on the PSA website here. You will receive member pricing.

If you would like to train your Pharmacy Assistants we have developed a short eLearning program Practical Diabetes for Pharmacy Assistants

 

How does this course work?

  • Once you enrol online you will automatically gain access to your course in our e-Learning platform. Everything you need to complete the course is available online, with 24/7 accessibility.
  • Diabetes in Practice for Pharmacists consists of 3 modules which cover 16 topics. You can complete each module at your own pace.
  • There are 3 multiple choice assessments; one at the end of each of the three modules. To pass the assessments you will need to answer 80% of the questions correctly on each of them. The number of attempts for each assessment is limited to 2.
  • Once you have completed the course and passed all 3 assessments you will be able to download your ‘Certificate of Completion’.
  • You will have 12-months access to the course from your enrolment date. This enables you to learn on-demand, at your own pace, and at time that suits you.
elearning image rounded_corners

The key learning outcomes of Practical Diabetes for Pharmacists are outlined below.

Module 1

  • Topic 1:Introduction
  • Topic 2: NDSS, diabetes organisations and Medicare
  • Topic 3: Talking the talk

Competency Standards assigned
Topic 1: 1.1, 1.4, 1.5
Topic 2: 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.5, 3.6
Topic 3: 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.5, 3.6.

Module 2

  • Topic 1: Diabetes explained
  • Topic 2: Risk factors for type 2 diabetes
  • Topic 3: Blood glucose levels
  • Topic 4: Looking after diabetes
  • Topic 5: Healthy eating
  • Topic 6: Physical activity

Competency Standards assigned
Topic 1: 1.1, 1.4, 1.5
Topic 2: 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.6
Topic 3: 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6.
Topic 4: 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6.
Topic 5: 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4.
Topic 6: 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.6.

Module 3

  • Topic 1: Blood glucose monitoring and related products
  • Topic 2: Medications and related products
  • Topic 3: Hyperglycaemia – managing high blood glucose levels
  • Topic 4: Hypoglycaemia – managing low blood glucose levels
  • Topic 5: Chronic diabetes-related complications
  • Topic 6: Prevention and detection of chronic complications
  • Topic 7: Putting it into practice

Competency Standards assigned
Topic 1: 1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.6.
Topic 2: 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6
Topic 3: 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6.
Topic 4: 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6.
Topic 5: 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.6.
Topic 6: 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.6.
Topic 7: 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.6.

Woman working at a pharmacy

After completing the Practical Diabetes for Pharmacists course you will:

  • Have update-to-date knowledge on diabetes management that you can apply to everyday practice.
  • Improve your ability to support the person living with diabetes
  • Have the confidence to have a meaningful conversation with the person living with diabetes, and explain medical information in a way that’s more easily understood
  • Be able to describe the purpose of a Diabetes Care Team, and how they can help the person with their diabetes management.

 

Modules & Assessments

The Diabetes in Practice for Pharmacists online course has 3 modules. At the end of each module there is a short multiple choice assessment. You can complete the course at your own pace, for example complete one module and assessment at a time. Your progress is saved, so each time you login you can pick up where you left off.

Online Delivery

Students have the flexibility to study in their own time online in the Diabetes Qualified Learning Management System. We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop with the Chrome website browser. Course completion requires approximately 9 hours of eLearning.

Certificate

On completion of the course and by passing the assessments. You will instantly be able to download your certificate  of completion. 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.

Enrol anytime, 12 months access

Enrol online 24/7, 365 days a year and get access straight away to your course. You have 12 months to complete your course and access course materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I access the course?

    The course is available online and on-demand. Once you’ve enrolled in the course you will receive an email with login details and instructions on how to access the course straight away in our learning management system. All you need to start learning is an internet connection and a laptop or computer (we recommend using a Chrome website browser).

  • I am a member of the PSA do I get a discount?

    We recommend if you are a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) that you complete the course on their website here. You will receive member pricing.

  • How do I become a Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE)?

    A good way to start on the pathway to becoming a diabetes educator is by the doing this course. However to become a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) you will need to complete a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management and complete hours in practicing diabetes education. You can find out more information at the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    12 Months. The time is calculated from when a student is enrolled into the online program. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure the course is completed within the time period. If you need an extension due to exceptional circumstances please email us.

Enrol Online

Course information

Click to Enrol

Create Account

Product
Quantity
Total
×
Pharmacist smiling sitting with whitecoat on
Diabetes in Practice for Pharmacists
1
$410
Subtotal $410
Total $410

  • Pay securely using your credit card.

Reviews from our students

5/5

The course provided a comprehensive overview of all topics relating to diabetes, the resources and checklists are great. I enjoyed the quizzes along the way with the right level of difficulty.

Jane, Community Pharmacist
5/5

I found the course easy to navigate and the breakdown of information into 3 modules was great. I particularly enjoyed the module on diabetes medications, and the case studies throughout.

Jason, Pharmacist
5/5

Very good step by step information and provided in a good format that is easy to understand.

Gabriella, Pharmacist
X