Sir Fredrick Banting Legacy Foundation (SFBLF)
|The Australian Diabetes Educators Association has accredited this course. Completion will result in 5 CPD points for ADEA members.|
Genesis of the Course: The comorbidity of diabetes and mental illness in youth and the rising numbers of Type 2 cases bring new challenges for health care providers with respect to: * Recognition and interpretation of symptoms; * Delivery of disease self-management education for youth and their families; * Preparation and implementation of effective transition plans to assist youth and their families to move successfully from the pediatric to adult healthcare system.
1. Enhance understanding of respective challenges facing health care providers who support youth living with diabetes and those who support youth living with mental health problems.
Goals of the Course
2. Nurture cross discipline communication.
3. Provide planning and implementation frameworks, references and resource material to assist health care providers to leverage their experience and creativity to improve ‘connections’ and identify ‘solutions’ that bridge the gap in care available for youth living with both diabetes and mental disorders.
The course includes 5 Modules. This is a self-paced course with audio, graphics, extensive references and additional resource guides. Estimated time for successful completion is 5 – 10 hours including study of additional resources provided. Once registered, you have 6 months to complete the course.
The Mental Health & Diabetes in Youth Curriculum includes:
Module A: Setting The Context
Module B: Diabetes in Youth
Module C: Mental Illness in Youth
Module D: Diabetes & Mental Illness Together in Youth
Module E: Helping Youth Prepare for Transition
- Health care professionals, school teachers, staff and volunteers of community outreach foundations and organizations seeking enhanced understanding of the challenges faced by youth living with diabetes and mental health issues;
- All those with an interest in understanding and helping to advance the current state of the art for provision and continuity of care.
Each Module ends with a Quiz involving 8 questions. A score of 75% is required before being able to move to the next Module. A Certificate of Completion will be issued following a successful passing grade for all Modules. The Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) has accredited this course. Completion will result in 5 CPD points for ADEA members.