Having completed the above requirements for certification at a basic level, participants will be able progress to the Intermediate level with the bjective of attaining the knowledge base for certification as a Diabetes Associate.The course will be offered in the latter months of 2009 and 010 F dates to be decided.In addition to the courses offered, participants to demonstrate completion of relevant independent study totalling 10 ours eg conference attendance, web based CME completion, and educational activities which demonstrate a professional approach

Week 1 

Current Diabetes Practice

New diabetes therapies including Incretins, Amylin (Symlin), Carb Counting CSII (Insulin Pump Therapy), Continuous Blood Glucose onitoring Systems, new devices, computer software and web based self management programsPractica – Insulin pump therapy and CGMS pplication, interpretation, computer based software and web based programs, new device instruction and practice

Week 2 

Teaching Skills Learning

Goals and learning needs, how people learn, learning styles, learning barriers and facilitators, behaviourchange, lesson planning, owerPoint evelopment, using educational tools, appropriate approaches for age groups, literacy level, language, size of group, new education ethodologies, diabetes camp as education, support vs education groupsPractica – demonstrate how learning assessed, individualized earning plan, conduct sessions, evaluate effect / outcomes

Week 3 

Elements of Research

Introduction to research, types of research, research methodology, simple statistics, good clinical practice, intro to transplants, stem cells, mmunosuppressionPractica – Design a simple relevant research protocol

The Kuwait Health Network (KHN) teams started training Healthcare professionals to use the robust Clinical Informatics Platform, KHN. Over 35 participants have been trained on the use of the innovative application and the numbers are rising as more practices and centers join the network and "get-connected"!

The Kuwait Health Network (KHN) service demonstrates how existing healthcare data can be turned into a service to coordinate and improve long-term conditions care in Kuwait.

The service integrates existing data flows, and where necessary supports the collection of new clinical data sets for inter-disciplinary team working. It also supports real time audit, access to eLearning material and will provide patient access to their own medical data, and support tools linked to healthy living initiatives.

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