The Imperial Diabetes Educator Training Course at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre is a multi-disciplinary course which develops students for work as health professionals in the area of diabetes education and management in a variety of settings.
It is open to nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who would like a detailed outline of the basic concepts of diabetes self-management education.
Over the course of an academic year students will learn about applied biological and behavioural sciences, principles of teaching and learning, chronic disease self-management eduation and best practice management of diabetes. Students study the system in place to prevent and manage diabetes, with an emphasis on the self-management model course.
Studies will be complemented with 300 hours of clinical practice placement with an ICLDC clinician or dietician which will equip students to provide competent diabetes related clinical care.