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Laboratory Aspects Of Diabetes

 Laboratory Aspects of Diabetes (9862-10) Learn more about this devastating disease and how the measurement of tests such as glucose, glycohemoglobin and microalbumin are crucial in the monitoring of this and other conditions.

Code 9862-10
Level Advanced

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PEP hours: 14
CPS credits: 0.8
Level: Advanced
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe, in general terms, the clinical condition of diabetes
  • List the basic defect of diabetics with type 1 and many of the type 2 defects
  • Describe the underlying defect of diabetes insipidus
  • Tabulate the clinical features and classification of diabetes
  • Explain the difference between type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes
  • Present the targets for monitoring to obtain good control of diabetes
  • Discuss the prospects for screening a healthy population for diabetes
  • Describe the theory and importance of measuring glycohemoglobin
  • Discuss the significance of measuring microalbumin in diabetes
  • Describe the role of insulin in glucose metabolism
  • Discuss the features of the clinical syndrome reactive hypoglycaemia
  • Outline the approaches to treatment and long-term control of diabetics
  • Discuss how diagnosis, management and long-term control of diabetes will have an impact on the laboratory and the health care system
Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: February 2010