People living with diabetes are encouraged to see their podiatrist at least twice a year as part of the Annual Cycle of Care. Therefore, in your role as a podiatrist, you have many opportunities to support people living with diabetes and help them reduce their chance of diabetes-related foot complications. This course will provide you with increased knowledge and understanding of diabetes, enabling you to have meaningful conversations with people living with diabetes using simple, clear language. This online diabetes and podiatry cpd course takes 6 hours to complete, worth 6 cpd hours. It include videos on how to complete a foot assessment as well as handouts for your clients.
Diabetes in Practice for Podiatrists is a user friendly resource to give practitioners a better understanding of diabetes. Foot complications are a common consequence of diabetes and this course enables you to have a supportive conversation with the person living with diabetes to help avoid preventable foot complications.
If you are looking to increase your technical diabetes knowledge and learn more about the pathophysiology of diabetes please refer to our course Diabetes Essentials.
These are available to be downloaded once you enrol in the course.
Video’s on how to complete a Foot Assessment
A series of 3 x 2 minute videos on how to complete a Foot Assessment presented by Podiatrist Phillip Corne.
Part 1: General Foot Care
Part 2: Blood Supply
Part 3: Nerve Supply
See this example of how the course looks in our learning management system.
By completing this course you will:
The course was easy to follow, not too much text and written in a way that is easy to remember. The patient handouts were fantastic. I have learned the importance of addressing possible reasons for patients not following suggestions, and how i can present the information using supportive language.Alison, Podiatrist
I liked the ability to check understanding of information provided with progressive knowledge checks throughout. I enjoyed the scenarios with presenting clients questions . IIt was incredibly professional, I would recommended to every allied health professional.Louise, Podiatrist
I found the course helpful and it was a great reminder to be aware of the language we use as health professionals. The information was detailed and presented in a way that was easy to absorb and manageable.Nichola, Podiatrist
This eLearning course consists of 12 online modules and 3 assessments and should take you about 6 hours to complete. On this course page you’ll also find some handouts to download and print. Handouts that can help you support the people living with diabetes you see, as well handouts you can share with them.
Importance of diabetes education and diabetes figures to outline how diabetes is a significant health problem in Australia.
Prevalence, cause, prevention, presentation and management of type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes and action to take to delay the onset.
Hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, HbA1c tests.
Chronic macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes, oral and mental health complications of diabetes.
Diabetes management, Diabetes Care Team, guidelines for driving and travel.
The Diabetes Annual Cycle of Care (ACC) framework for screenings.
Find out where to refer people for support and services.
Supporting people with type 2 diabetes to make positive behaviour changes and how to set SMART goals for behaviour change.
Language used to engage and support people living with diabetes.
To successfully complete this eLearning course, you need to pass 3 multiple choice assessments. The goal of the assessments is to check your understanding of the content of all modules. . You have 3 attempts to pass each assessment. When you have successfully completed this course you can download your certificate of completion.
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. Course completion requires approximately 6 hours of eLearning.
On completion of the course and by passing the assessments. You will instantly receive a certificate in the learning management system for 6 hours of eLearning.
Are the Assessments multiple choice and how many attempts do I get?
Yes, the 4 assessments are multiple choice, with either one or multiple correct answers. You get 3 attempts to pass with a score of 80% of more. If for some reason you need more attempts please email us.
How do i become a Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE)?
To become a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) you need to complete a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management and complete hours in practicing diabetes education.
How do I get my CPD certificate of completion?
Once you have completed this online CPD course and passed the multiple choice assessments, a ‘certificate of completion’ becomes available for download from the learning management system. This will only show once you have completed the course evaluation survey.
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.
What other resources can i access to learn more about diabetes?
If you are wanting to learn more about practical ways to improve your ability to support the person living with diabetes we have a range of ‘ Diabetes in Practice’ courses for specific health professions such as nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists and allied health professionals. See our full range of courses here.
Comprehensive learning program which covers all aspects of diabetes from diagnosis to management. 12 CPD hours.Learn more
A webinar series on wound care and diabetes. 3 hours. Certificate provided.Learn more
This 4 part webinar series will give you an overview of diabetes, diabetes complications and insulin treatment.Learn more