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: CX19003
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.
Update your knowledge on diabetes management and 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.
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 questions well placed and well constructed, with the right level of difficulty
I found the course easy to read and the breakdown of modules was helpful. I particularly enjoyed the module on the treatment of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia.
Pharmacist CPD Course Details
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 you have passed the three assessments you will receive a certificate of completion.
Introduction, NDSS, Diabetes organisations and Medicare, Talking the talk
Blood glucose monitoring and related products, Medications and related products, Hyperglycaemia – managing high blood glucose levels, Hypoglycaemia – managing low blood glucose levels, Chronic diabetes related complications, Prevention and detection of chronic complications, Putting it into practice
There are 3 multiple choice assessments, one at the end of each module. 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.
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 9 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 a total of 18 Group 2 Credits.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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)?
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.
Once you have completed this online CPD course and passed the 4 multiple choice assessments, a ‘certificate of completion’ becomes available for download from the learning management system. You will receive a certificate with 11 points from ESSA and 10 Fitness Australia CEC’s.
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 in Course
Diabetes in Practice for Pharmacists Online Course