Multiprofessional Care Integration Challenges

Diabetes

Integrated Care

20-I12
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November 4th 2020 - December 2nd 2020
COURSE COORDINATORS
João Filipe Raposo (MD, PhD)
COURSE PRESENTATION
The current epidemiological pattern is dominated by a high prevalence of chronic noncommunicable diseases causing an excess of burden of disease in health systems and constitute a threat to global development plans.

Diabetes mellitus, with a world estimated prevalence of 9% of the adult population, is one of the elements of this pandemic as well as cardiovascular, respiratory and oncological diseases. The assessment of the role of the society and of health systems in dealing with diabetes constitutes a model of analysis in different interventions in health determinants namely in the interaction between individual characteristics and behaviours with the socio-economical and physical environment.

The research has proved that the classical approach to diabetes has to change - nations have to implement effective measures in primary prevention, early diagnosis, cost-effective therapies and new roles for health care providers while introducing new players in the system. All these interventions should be integrated enrolling different perspectives: community, health care systems and policy makers, payers, people with diabetes. This course is designed to answer the needs of different professionals in understanding the global approach to integrated care in diabetes.
TARGET AUDIENCE
Medical doctors, nurses, psychologists, dietitians/nutritionists, pharmacists, other health care providers, health care managers, local authorities and others having or aiming to have a role in providing better care for people with diabetes
LEARNING OBJECTIVES >> KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO DEVELOP
  1. To acquire basic knowledge on the classification, diagnosis and therapy in diabetes
  2. To know different key players in the process of care and their roles - health care professionals, local authorities and community players, people with diabetes (and carers), managers, policy makers, researchers
  3. To know and discuss the multidimensional approach to integrated care
  4. To be able to elaborate a plan for assistance in diabetes
  5. To be able to incorporate in their practice the relevant outcomes for people with diabetes and integrate them in a quality program
ADMISSION CRITERIA
  • CV and Motivation Letter

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