Fellowship in Diabetology

Course Details

Name of Course :

Fellowship in Diabetology

Duration of the Course :

One Year

Course Eligibility :

MBBS/MD/MS/DNB/DM/Equivalent

Books :

Library Access

Course Description

The Fellowship in Diabetology is a comprehensive online program designed for healthcare professionals seeking to specialize in the management and treatment of diabetes. This curriculum covers a wide range of topics including the pathophysiology of diabetes, diagnosis, management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, complications, patient education, and recent advances in diabetes care. The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to provide high-quality care to patients with diabetes.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the pathophysiology and epidemiology of diabetes mellitus.
  • To gain knowledge of the diagnosis, classification, and management of diabetes.
  • To develop skills in the use of diagnostic tools and techniques specific to diabetes care.
  • To manage acute and chronic complications of diabetes.
  • To promote evidence-based practice and research in diabetology.
  • To foster communication skills and patient education in diabetes care.

Course Structure

The course is divided into 12 modules over 52 weeks, covering essential topics in diabetology.

Modules

Module 1: Fundamentals of Diabetes (Weeks 1-4)
  • Week 1: Introduction to Diabetes Mellitus
  • Week 2: Epidemiology of Diabetes
  • Week 3: Pathophysiology of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Week 4: Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes
Module 2: Management of Type 1 Diabetes (Weeks 5-8)
  • Week 5: Insulin Therapy: Types and Regimens
  • Week 6: Monitoring and Adjusting Insulin Doses
  • Week 7: Hypoglycemia: Prevention and Management
  • Week 8: Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Pumps
Module 3: Management of Type 2 Diabetes (Weeks 9-16)
  • Week 9: Lifestyle Modification and Patient Education
  • Week 10: Oral Hypoglycemic Agents
  • Week 11: Non-insulin Injectables
  • Week 12: Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Week 13: Combination Therapy
  • Week 14: Weight Management in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Week 15: Recent Advances in Type 2 Diabetes Management
  • Week 16: Case Studies in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Module 4: Complications of Diabetes (Weeks 17-24)
  • Week 17: Diabetic Retinopathy: Screening and Management
  • Week 18: Diabetic Nephropathy: Prevention and Treatment
  • Week 19: Diabetic Neuropathy: Diagnosis and Management
  • Week 20: Cardiovascular Complications
  • Week 21: Diabetic Foot: Prevention and Management
  • Week 22: Diabetic Skin Conditions
  • Week 23: Managing Infections in Diabetic Patients
  • Week 24: Comprehensive Case Studies
Module 5: Special Populations and Situations (Weeks 25-28)
  • Week 25: Diabetes in Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes
  • Week 26: Diabetes in Pediatric Patients
  • Week 27: Diabetes in the Elderly
  • Week 28: Diabetes in Hospitalized Patients
Module 6: Patient Education and Self-Management (Weeks 29-32)
  • Week 29: Principles of Patient Education
  • Week 30: Developing Diabetes Education Programs
  • Week 31: Enhancing Patient Adherence
  • Week 32: Use of Technology in Patient Education
Module 7: Nutritional Management of Diabetes (Weeks 33-36)
  • Week 33: Principles of Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Week 34: Carbohydrate Counting and Meal Planning
  • Week 35: Role of Diet in Diabetes Management
  • Week 36: Nutritional Counseling Techniques
Module 8: Psycho social Aspects of Diabetes (Weeks 37-40)
  • Week 37: Psychological Impact of Diabetes
  • Week 38: Coping Strategies for Patients
  • Week 39: Addressing Depression and Anxiety in Diabetic Patients
  • Week 40: Support Systems and Group Therapy
Module 9: Diabetes Research and Evidence-Based Practice (Weeks 41-44)
  • Week 41: Research Methodology in Diabetology
  • Week 42: Critical Appraisal of Diabetes Literature
  • Week 43: Designing and Conducting Clinical Research
  • Week 44: Case Studies and Evidence-Based Practice
Module 10: Emerging Technologies and Treatments (Weeks 45-48)
  • Week 45: Advances in Insulin Delivery Systems
  • Week 46: Artificial Pancreas and Closed-Loop Systems
  • Week 47: New Pharmacological Treatments
  • Week 48: Future Directions in Diabetes Care
Module 11: Public Health and Diabetes (Weeks 49-50)
  • Week 49: Public Health Strategies for Diabetes Prevention
  • Week 50: Community-Based Interventions
Module 12: Professional Development and Communication (Weeks 51-52)
  • Week 51: Communication Skills in Diabetes Care
  • Week 52: Ethical Practice and Professionalism

Online Study Methods

  • Video Lectures and Webinars: Regular online lectures by experts in diabetology.
  • Interactive Case Discussions: Virtual case discussions and problem-solving sessions.
  • Simulated Clinical Scenarios: Use of virtual reality and simulation tools for clinical
    practice.
  • Research Projects: Conducting small research projects or literature reviews on relevant
    diabetes topics.
  • Assessments: Regular online quizzes, assignments, and exams.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Access to mentors for guidance and support.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Fellowship Certificate in Diabetology, demonstrating their expertise and commitment to advancing their knowledge and skills in the field of diabetes care. This curriculum is designed to provide a thorough and well-rounded education in diabetology, combining theoretical foundations with practical skills through interactive and innovative online learning methods.