About the Course
With about 63 million people having Diabetes in India, the healthcare burden of managing it is huge and is expected to increase further with rapid urbanization and life style changes occurring in the country. There are several challenges faced by the country in managing diabetes like increasing prevalence in urban and rural areas, lack of disease awareness among the population, limited healthcare facilities, increasing prevalence of diabetes complications and most importantly shortage of physicians specialized in treatment and management of diabetes.
The "Fellowship in Diabetes" course is structured to provide broad, indepth and updated knowledge in all the aspects of diabetic care and facilitate the physicians develop the skills for efficient and integrated diabetic care.
Topics Covered Course Content
The course is divided into Four modules which cover the following Topics under each module:
Introduction to Diabetes Mellitus- Definition, History, Classification, Syndromes
Clinical Presentation of Diabetes Mellitus
Investigations to aid diagnosis in Diabetes Mellitus
Pharmacology in Diabetes Mellitus
Approach to Management in Diabetes Mellitus- Current Guidelines, Application of Pharmacology in a practical setting
Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence
Diabetes in the Elderly
Secondary Diabetes Mellitus
Complications of Diabetes Mellitus (Cardiovascular, Peripheral Vascular, Eye, Renal, Neurological)
Complications of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (the effect on the foetus)
Infections in Diabetes Mellitus
Surgery and Anaesthesia in a Diabetic Patient
Emergencies in Diabetes Mellitus
Hospital Admission Guidelines
Patient Education- Diet, Exercise, Monitoring
Health Care delivery- The concept of Integrated Care
The course material is available online, and handouts would be given.
An ID and Password is provided to access the course content and online assessments.
Additional value added services like e-mail articles, journals articles will be provided periodically.
Assessments and doubts clarification are also provided during the course.
Who should attend Eligibility
Post Graduate students in medical specialties
4 weeks contact program at Apollo Sugar Clinics and Accredited Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai & Bhubaneshwar .
Pre-requisites Contact Program
4 weeks contact program at Accredited Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad, Delhi,
Bangalore, Chennai & Bhubaneshwar .
The contact program will aim to:
Help the candidate understand the outpatient management.
Help understand conditions which warrant hospital admission
Management of patient in-hospital (Inpatients)
Orient the candidate with dietary and exercise regimen that need to be prescribed (with the help of a Nutritionist)
Understanding the role of the Laboratory in the management of Diabetes Mellitus
Orientation with the role of Ophthalmologists, Cardiologists,
N e u r o l o g i s t s , N e p h r o l o g i s t s , Po d i a t r i s t s , G y n e c o l o g i s t s /
Obstetricians, Nutritionists and Physiotherapists.
Enhancing overall management by the candidate and being able to pragmatically decide when a referral needs to be sought.
Key Takeaways Assessment and Certification
MCQ based Online module-wise assessment
Final examination – MCQ based online assessment, after successful completion of the four module tests.
To be conducted by a panel of examiners consisting of the examiner from The Royal Liverpool Academy and from The Apollo
Hospitals. The Royal Liverpool Academy examiner would be the overall assessor and accreditor.
Successful candidates will receive a "Fellowship in Diabetes" jointly from Medvarsity and Royal Liverpool Academy .