Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program
The Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program is the first program globally to achieve recognition from the International Diabetes Federation. Led by more than fifteen (15) Certified Diabetes Educators, this program is highly sought after by health professionals interested in supporting patients and families with the management and control of diabetes. Offering flexible and varied learning methods, the program has been taught to more than seven hundred (700) registrants since 2004. For those interested in specializing further, there are a number of distinct additional courses that are offered independently. To find out more, read on!
This program is eligible for Transfer Credit in Athabasca University's Bachelor of Nursing: Post LPN and Bachelor of Nursing: Post RN Programs.
Please note that the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program entails a rigorous plan of study with both online and workshop components. Students must be prepared to devote the necessary hours of study and preparation required to complete the course within the allotted time frame.
Michener's Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program is designed to be flexible, and is offered by distance online education with a 3 day live workshop. Study on your own time and at your own pace, and complete the Certificate in 9 months. Upon successful completion of the online program, workshop, and final exam you will receive The Michener Institute's Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education.
There are 6 Modules in the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program. Each online module contains learning objectives, a pre and post self-assessment quiz, course reading materials, a list of supplementary reading, assignments and workshop preparation activities. You are encouraged to identify your own learning needs and go beyond the material provided in each module to consult additional information resources. Evaluation is conducted by certified facilitators and will include written assignments, case studies, online case conferences, presentations, assessment of teaching skills and a final web based examination.
1-1 Teaching and Learning
1-2 Patient Education and Health Literacy
2-2 Diagnosis and Types
2-3 Prevention and Health Promotion
3-2 Behaviour Change
3-3 Self Management
4-1 Blood Glucose Lowering Medications
4-3 Perioperative Care
5-1 Acute Complications
5-2 Chronic Complications
5-3 Neuropathy and the Foot
6-1 Diabetes in First Nations
6-2 Diabetes in Pregnancy
6-3 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
6-4 Sexual Health
The 3 day workshop builds on your personal knowledge and experience and is conducted by experienced facilitators who are Certified Diabetes Educators. You will participate in small group discussions, case presentations, role playing and teaching practice as you evaluate and problem solve diabetes patient cases. You will receive written, oral and videotaped feedback from the faculty and your peers.
Workshops will be held in April/May 2014 for the Fall 2013 session and November/December 2014 for the Winter 2014 session.
The workshops are three full days, from Friday through Sunday. Exact dates to be advised.
|More than 9 million Canadians have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes.|
- Degree or diploma in a regulated health profession; AND
- A minimum of two years of current patient care experience* in your profession
- Applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an English language assessment
*Please note: Applicants for the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program are considered to have sufficient 'patient care experience' if they are a working health professional with a degree or diploma in a regulated health profession, who routinely interacts with patients to provide treatment, counseling and education about disease processes and healthcare issues.
To apply for the program please submit all of the following documents to The Michener Institute:
1) A completed Michener Application Form (737k - pdf)
- Please ensure you specify desired start date on application form ie. Fall 2013 or Winter 2014
2) $30 non-refundable application fee
3) A copy of your professional college current registration or professional registration.
- Please note, you must belong to a regulated health profession
4) Evidence of 2 years experience in your profession
- For example, a current resume or letter from your employer
Applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an English language assessment.
You are welcome to include relevant additional information or documentation if you feel it will benefit your application.
Please note, the application process for international students is slightly different. Visit the international admissions page for more information.
Your application should be sent to:
Office of the Registrar
The Michener Institute
222 St. Patrick Street
Fax: (416) 596-3122
Fall 2013 (Start date: September 09, 2013): Application deadline is June 14, 2013.
Winter 2014 (Start date February 03, 2014): Application deadline is November 07, 2013.
Late applications will not be accepted. Further information on application deadlines is available on our FAQs page.
Diabetes and it complications is the leading cause of death by a disease in Canada and is responsible for more deaths each year than AIDS, Breast Cancer and Lupus combined.
$1,480 per program not including textbooks
- Tuition fees are subject to change
- Tuition is payable in two installments
- Tuition includes program materials, instructional support, workshop and evaluation.
You will be responsible for purchasing these textbooks.
Have questions about the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page!
The following advanced level specialty courses may be taken independent of the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program. These courses have been designed to advance the practice of diabetes educators and interprofessional health care providers.
Course dates: Oct 21, 2013 - Feb 07, 2014
Course dates: Mar 3 - May 23, 2014
Course dates: Mar 31- Jun 20, 2014
Course dates: Nov 4, 2013 - Apr 4, 2014
+ 2 day workshop Mar 22-23, 2014 (required to complete this course)
The World Health Organization estimates the number of people with Diabetes will reach an alarming 300 million by 2025.