The Mayo School of Health Sciences Diabetes Intensive Training Course better prepares individuals for professional practice in diabetes care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. During the course, learning experiences allow participants to establish knowledge, skills and competencies along with interpersonal interactions with experts in the health care field.

Professional knowledge

During the course, you:

  • Integrate the principles of theory and research of nursing and medicine into comprehensive health care plans for people with diabetes, including prevention, promotion and treatment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based medicine and clinical guidelines in treatment of diabetes inpatient and outpatient management using case study application
  • Acquire skills for self-directed lifelong learning and staying current in diabetes management (prevention, promotion and treatment)

Professional skills

During the course, you:

  • Acquire skills of screening, examination, evaluation, diagnosis and comprehensive intervention, and prevention and treatment of diabetes, complications and comorbidities
  • Apply comprehensive diabetes management skills that provide positive patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner
  • Implement research data and evidence-based medicine in patient care plans
  • Practice independently and collaboratively as a team member applying knowledge to referrals to specialty care (nephrology, endocrinology, cardiology, neurology, podiatry, diabetes education, dietetics and other appropriate disciplines)

Professional attitudes, behaviors and cultural competencies

During the course, you:

  • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for diversity and the ability to practice in diverse health care settings in a multicultural society
  • Exhibit appropriate and professional skills of interpersonal communication with all patients and other members of the health care team
  • Promote the advancement of diabetes management through practice, education and research and enhance the health and welfare of society

Grading or evaluation

Mayo School of Health Sciences uses these evaluative tools:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this course are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

Nov. 06, 2014