Clinical Management of Diabetes
in partnership with Dr Shalini Jaggi

Created for healthcare professionals who work in primary and secondary care, our 12-week Mastercourse in the Clinical Management of Diabetes (formerly foundation course) will allow you to focus on clinically relevant areas of diabetes that will help develop the management of patients with the condition. The course is delivered by eminent national and international experts in diabetes.

Message from Dr Jaggi

The landscape of our understanding of the pathophysiology of diabetes and hence its complications and management has rapidly evolved over the last two decades and new concepts are fast emerging at breakneck speed.

The magnitude of diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in countries like India, and the first level of contact for most of these patients is a primary or secondary care physician. There has been a need of a structured basic course in Diabetes management for these busy health care providers both at primary as well as secondary level that can condense and deliver all this updated information in the form of a simple, clinically relevant, crisp capsule where with minimum and flexible time investment physicians can hone their skills and catch up with the current concepts.

Hence this 12 week mastercourse is aimed at all these busy practitioners to equip them with latest armamentarium to fight this epidemic and provide maximum benefit to their patients .

Course Information

Learna, through our education platforms Diploma MSc and StudyPRN, is an award winning provider of online learning. We provide high-quality medical education globally.

This RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) accredited Mastercourse has been created for health professionals who work in primary and secondary care. It will allow you to focus on clinically relevant areas of diabetes that will help develop the management of patients with the disease. The course is delivered by eminent national and international experts in diabetes: Prof. Steve Davies, Endocrinologist; and Dr. Atul Kalhan, Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Why choose to study with us?

  • Online flexible learning allows you to study when it suits you.
  • 12-week part-time course to fast-track your diabetes knowledge.
  • High quality education.
  • Respected faculty with expertise in diabetes.
  • Innovative educational delivery.
  • 120 hours of CPD.
  • Accredited by Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
  • On successful completion of this course, you will attain a certificate to include in your CPD development portfolio.

Course Subjects

The online course lasts for twelve weeks and is structured around ten subjects:

  1. Epidemiology, diagnosis and classification
  2. Pathophysiology of diabetes
  3. Oral therapies
  4. Injectable therapies
  5. Complications of diabetes: Macrovascular disease
  6. Complications of diabetes: Microvascular disease
  7. Diabetes in special circumstances: Pregnancy, adolescence and elderly
  8. Diabetic emergencies
  9. Diabetes patient education
  10. Diabetes management: socio-economic impact and judicious use of resources

Each week we address a new subject using:

  • An introductory talk on the topic by Dr Kalhan/Prof Steve Davies
  • Two or more clinically rich cases
  • You will be given the opportunity and be expected to discuss the cases within the discussion forum
  • An explanatory discussion/model answer video to watch covering the clinically rich cases
  • An individual activity for you to complete
  • Reflective portfolio questions for you to complete
  • A summative assessment to test your knowledge

In the final two weeks, candidates are:

  • Expected to review all material covered across all ten subjects, before;
  • Sitting their final summative exam of 30 randomly selected questions across all ten subjects

Interested in a Diploma or MSc?

As well as the Mastercourse, Diploma MSc also offer flexible one year, online, part-time Postgraduate Diploma and MSc courses in Diabetes, Endocrinology, Genomic Medicine and Healthcare, Obesity and Weight Management, Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Rheumatology and Respiratory Medicine accredited by the University of South Wales, UK.

Find out more about our PG Diploma in Diabetes