Dubai event puts doctors on course to improve care for people with diabetes
At an event this week in Dubai, over 70 doctors will embark on a Diabetes Qualification or Course with BMJ Learning, the leading online provider of continuous professional development for health professionals, in collaboration with the University of Leicester.
The course begins with two days of introductory lectures based on the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) curriculum and with local expertise, followed by distance learning through a dedicated course website.
Recent estimates suggest that by 2030 over 53 million people in the Middle East will have diabetes. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to tackle the challenges of diabetes prevention and management and apply it in practice to improve patient outcomes.
The course is also delivered online so can be studied flexibly, meaning that learners can fit their study around their busy schedules.
Dr Dean Jenkins, Consultant Physician and educational advisor to BMJ Learning said: "We enjoy teaching in Dubai because of the richness and diversity of the culture here. What strikes us is the number of common challenges for the care of people with diabetes across the world and this is especially so in the UAE where the prevalence of diabetes is so high. This course is supporting predominantly doctors but also some nurses and allied health professionals in their distance learning study with the University of Leicester."
He added: “We are confident that the students on this course will enjoy developing their clinical role to include the care of people with diabetes.”
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