15 weeks per course
You must complete the program within five years.
More than three million Canadians live with diabetes. It is estimated another six million live with pre-diabetes, and nearly 50 percent of those will go on to develop Type 2 diabetes. The message? Diabetes education has never been more important than it is today.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic developed the Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers program in direct response to growing need in our communities. This applied certificate program provides the knowledge, judgment, skills and attitudes you need to meet the health care needs of people living with diabetes.
Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers is specifically designed for current health care providers. To enrol, you must currently be employed as one of the following:
Is this program for you?
The Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers program offers flexible start times, course sequencing and choice of clinical experience, so you can complete the program on a part-time basis within a five-year time frame. This allows you to build your professional credentials while maintaining job and/or family responsibilities.
The program focuses on types of diabetes, prevention, risk factors, long-term complications, medications, monitoring and more. You'll learn to support clients and address cultural differences in the day-to-day management of diabetes. Hands-on learning is an important component of the program. You'll practice new skills in a 12-hour lab and a 60-hour clinical practice education in a workplace setting.
Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
The Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers program is specifically designed to meet the needs of current health care providers - community health representatives, community health educators, continuing care assistants, primary care paramedics, licensed practical nurses and graduate practical nurses. You will be prepared to provide consistent, current and accurate information about diabetes prevention, education and care in a wide variety of health care settings across both Saskatchewan and Canada.
For more information about career opportunities related to this program, contact Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you.
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. Frequently asked questions regarding PLAR for this program are answered in the Factsheet. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
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