Macrovascular Disease in Diabetes
|Course code MEDI6250||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
MEDI6250 is a distance-learning subject for medical practitioners providing clinical services to individuals diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. This course involves a review of diseases of the coronary, cerebral and peripheral vessels and their implications with respect to morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes. It also deals with the economic costs of macrovascular disease in diabetes including the difficulties and expense of managing the care of such patients on a chronic basis. Preventative strategies will be studied in relation to their impact on the individual and community and will also include a consideration of costs.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004|
|Objectives||1. To develop a patient education strategy that informs patients of the risk of macrovascular disease and empowers patients to modify lifestyle practices in order to reduce the risk of disease.|
2. To develop protocols for the management of acute syndromes in macrovascular disease.
3. To implement the protocols and assess the outcome in relation to previously used strategies.
|Content||- Review of the evidence defining the current understanding of the pathophysiology, levels of morbidity and available interventional strategies for managing macrovascular disease in diabetes.|
- Identification and description of one intervention approach suitable for the participant's clinical setting.
- Development of a protocol describing how the intervention will be implemented with a select group of patients.
- Implementation of the intervention protocol and reports on outcomes.
|Assumed Knowledge||Knowledge equivalent to that gained in an MBBS degree and from the course Introduction to Diabetes Care, will be assumed. Participants must be medical practitioners working in area of diabetes care.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Problem Based Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|