Imperial Diabetes Educator Training Course

Course Structure

The course will have three components:

  • Academic: by case based learning and online modules
  • Clinical: by practical experience in number of clinical environments
  • Practical: by attending workshops on important aspects of diabetes education, including monitoring, and insulin injection devices and communication skills

Topics covered include

Please note that these only provide an outline of what is taught and the actual lessons will vary slightly

  • Pathophysiology and Prevention of Diabetes
  • Diagnosis and Targets
  • Diabetes Education
  • Lifestyle Management
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Complications
  • Special Circumstances
  • Diabetes across the lifespan


Wednesday evening

Academic and practical sessions are scheduled once a week, on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Extra sessions may be introduced at the discretion of the course faculty or Programme Director.

Clinical Attachment hours

In addition to the Wednesday sessions students are required to complete the clinical attachment which will take place during regular working hours. The course coordinator will help to facilitate this based on an individual students availability.

Learning support:

Every student will be given full support throughout the course and will be assigned an academic tutor who will monitor progress.

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