The Diabetes Care and Management programme is internationally recognised and designed to provide registered health professionals with the knowledge and skills required to provide regular care to people at risk of or with diabetes.
The Midland Health region has identified Type 2 and increasingly Type 1 diabetes as a significant health concern, particularly for Māori and Pacific Island adults. In addition, cardiovascular risk assessment is an identified Ministry of health target. The prevention and treatment of diabetes is a focus of the Strategic Plans for the District Health Boards providing opportunities for you in this rewarding area.
The programme, informed by the National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework (2009), provides the health professional with an increased blend of knowledge and skills required to competently and confidently plan care for a person with diabetes / cardiovascular disease and provide regular care to people at risk of, or those who experience, diabetes. Health professionals will develop critical thinking through the exploration of problem-based learning, evidenced-based theory, reflective and reflexive practice perspectives.
Please refer to the Wintec website for full details on this course and how to apply.