Diabetic Eye Disease: Building Capacity To Prevent Blindness

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Kurzbeschreibung
Understand the diabetes challenge and how health professionals can work with people with diabetes to prevent blindness.
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E-Learning
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Gain practical knowledge to reduce risk of vision loss from diabetic eye disease

The number of adults with diabetes is predicted to increase by more than 50% to 642 million by 2040. Diabetic eye disease is a range of ocular complications experienced by people with diabetes. Recent global trends have found an alarming increase in the magnitude of vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy, highlighting the need to strengthen health services to prevent blindness.

Through this online course you will learn the key facts about diabetic eye disease and its management, and how health teams and people with diabetes can work together to reduce the risk of vision loss and blindness.

This course is designed for ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, clinical ophthalmic officers, diabetes nurses, diabetic eye disease screeners and graders, public health specialists, eye health programme managers and planners, diabetologists, general practitioners and all health care personnel involved in supporting people with diabetes.

Kursziele
Describe the classification, natural history, epidemiology and complications of diabetes mellitus.,Interpret the classification, pathophysiology and epidemiology of diabetic eye disease and its impact on eye health services and society. ,Evaluate public health strategies for the control of diabetic eye disease,Describe and apply the principles of screening to diabetic retinopathy,Explore the models for detection of diabetic retinopathy and their implications within high and low resourced health systems. ,Evaluate guidelines for grading, screening and monitoring its implementation with the diabetic retinopathy care pathway,Identify the barriers and challenges experienced by people living with diabetes to manage their diabetes, and comply with screening and treatment,Assess treatment protocols and resources requirements for the management of Diabetic eye disease and its implementation at a programme level, Apply the planning tool to strengthen diabetic eye care services at a local level
Anforderungen
This course is designed for ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, clinical ophthalmic officers, diabetes nurses, diabetic eye disease screeners and graders, public health specialists, eye health programme managers and planners, diabetologists, general practitioners and all health care personnel involved in supporting people with diabetes.
Kurssprache
Englisch