Diabetes Education - 928

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Online
Nursing Student
Overview

Develop a firm foundation in current clinical approaches to diabetes education. An excellent step towards certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).

This program consists of four online theory courses, and a 60 hour field placement. For information on Online Learning and Ontario Learn, please see here.

*Fees as of Fall 2018
Cost*

Theory Courses: $449.52 each (4) - Field Placement: $484.80 Pre-placement: $101.00

Program Length ~ 5 terms (1.5 years)

Common Questions 

1) Q: Can I register into this course if I am just finishing my degree/diploma/certificate in a health related field?

    A: No, we do require that you are already a working established health professional. 

2) Q: Can I take all these courses at one time?

    A: No, these courses are a prerequisite to the next course, so taken one at a time and following the program of studies is the best way to work through this program. 

3) Q: Is HLTH 10223 a course I have to take?

     A: HLTH 10223 is not a traditional course, but all of your health clearances in order to attend a lab or placement.  See the Clinical FAQ below for more information.

Preclinical / Clinical Information

Students preparing for Placement should visit our Preclinical / Clinical webpage and our Clinical FAQ for details and information on the process.

Program Contact
Continuing Education Health and Nursing
  • To be eligible you must be a practicing RN, RPN, Registered Dietitian, Pharmacist, Chiropodist, Physician, RMT or another health related professional.

You must be accepted into the program to be able to register for courses.

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education- Health and Nursing

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

 

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Explore learning styles and readiness to learn in patients with diabetes. Examine the adult educator's role and effective teaching strategies, and learn to design lesson plans and evaluation techniques.
Prerequisites: HLTH10236 or HSCIDW001
Equivalents: HSCI10052
Course description: Examine hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and their impact on Diabetes management. Practice teaching strategies for use with clients with learning disabilities, visual or language impairments and other special needs. Consider cultural issues, especially among First Nations People. Prerequisites: HSCI10052 OR new course HLTH10233 Diabetes Education: Approaches in Practice
Prerequisites: HSCI10052 or HLTH10233
Equivalents: HLTH10028
Course description: Examine special issues related to diabetes and long-term complications. Consider diabetic pregnancy, gestational diabetes, and diabetes in children, adolescents and the elderly. Explore the design and evaluation of Diabetes education programs. Prerequisites: HLTH10028 or new course HLTH10234 Living with Diabetes
Prerequisites: HLTH10028 or HLTH10234
Equivalents: HLTH10046
Course description: Address the disease process and management and control of diabetes to reduce the risk of complications. Examine essential elements of diabetes control - balance of food, physical activity and medication.
Equivalents: HSCIDW001
Course description: The student will learn about basic diabetes education and techniques of adult education. They will design and deliver lessons to clients and evaluate both teaching and learning.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: HLTH10046 and HLTH10223 or HLTH10235 and HLTH10223
Equivalents: HLTH10057

Questions about CE at Mohawk College? Please see our FAQ. 
 

Textbooks

Please see the Textbook Search on the Mohawk College Bookstore website to view texts and course materials currently used for courses in this program. Please note, text books are subject to change each term.

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