The Master Plan for Diabetes Continuing Education Program

Learn how you can optimize care for patients with diabetes.


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Pharmacists play an integral role in managing the medication needs of patients with diabetes. As a first point of contact, pharmacists are key to ensuring that patients are well educated on the safety, efficacy and overall management of diabetes medications and products.

This course supports pharmacists who want to ensure their knowledge in diabetes management is up to date. Pharmacists who complete this course are eligible to assist patients with diabetes by providing the MedsCheck for Diabetes service in their pharmacies.

This comprehensive course covers various aspects of diabetes management, with a strong emphasis on providing education for empowering patients in the self-management of their diabetes.

As a participant, you will have access to an interactive tool that provides Ministry of Health (MOH) documentation forms, checklists containing patient teaching points for various areas of diabetes care, and reference resources for pharmacists and patients.

Please note: This course has been fully updated for 2020 and is based on the Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines. It meets the educational requirements set out by the MOH to provide MedsCheck for Diabetes services.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the traditional modes of delivery of patient health education. 
  • Understand impacts and limitations of traditional modes of provider-centric communications with patients. 
  • Understand the core elements of the OPA Master Plan and its ability to actualize patient-centricity in care, drive patient empowerment, and facilitate achievement of positive health outcomes. 
  • Understand the opportunities that patient-centricity can bring to one’s practice. 
  • Understand the professional satisfaction that comes with patient-centric approaches to care and communications. 

Course outline:

  • Online Module:
    The OPA Master Plan – A Unique Approach Bringing Patient-focused Care to Life (Note: This online module is not CCCEP-accredited)
  • Online Module:
    Psychosocial aspects of the adult with diabetes
  • Online Module:
    Motivational interviewing to facilitate behaviour change
  • Online Module:
    Diabetes self-management: Perspectives in behaviour change
  • Online Module:
    Overview of pathophysiology of diabetes
  • Online Module:
    Pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes: oral antihyperglycemic agents and injectable therapy
  • Online Module:
    Pharmacological management of diabetes: Insulin
  • Online Module:
    Self-monitoring of blood glucose
  • Online Module:
    Overview of blood glucose monitoring in the community pharmacy
  • Online Module:
    Insulin injection devices and injection techniques
  • Online Module:
    Diabetes: Complications and screening
  • Online Module:
    Managing special circumstances in diabetes patient care
  • Online Module:
    The use of CSII technology in diabetes
  • Online Module:
    Physical activity and diabetes: Prescribing exercise
  • Online Module:
    Lifestyle changes for diabetes management
  • Interactive Tool:
    Mandatory MOH MedsCheck forms
  • Interactive Tool:
    Patient teaching points
  • Interactive Tool:
    Patient resources
  • Interactive Tool:
    Pharmacist resources
  • Online Assessment:
    Multiple-choice examination
  • Program Evaluation

Course at a glance:

  • 15.25 CEUs
  • Available until 28/02/2022
  • 15.25 hour to complete
  • Online
  • Accreditation: 8003-2019-2662-I-P
  • Completion requirement: Complete the course’s online modules and score a 70 per cent or higher on the multiple-choice exam (two attempts).

Who should take this course:

Pharmacists who wish to expand their knowledge in the area of diabetes and optimize the care provided to patients.

Development Team:

  • Allan Malek, RPh (BSc (Bio) (Pharm))
  • Barry Simon, MD, FRCP
  • Beth Li, RPh, CDE (BScPhm)
  • Freda Leung, RPh, CDE, CRE, BCGP (BScPhm)
  • Gail McNeil, RN, CDE (BNSc, MEd)
  • James Morrison, RPh, CDE (BScPhm)
  • Joyce Chan, RPh, CDE, ACPR, BCPS (BScPhm)
  • Joanne Lewis, RD, CDE
  • Jeannette Schindler, RPh, CIM, CRE (BScPhm, MBA)
  • Laura Murphy, RPh, ACPR (BScPhm, PharmD)
  • Susie Jin, RPh, CDE, CPT, CGP (BScPhm)
  • Wendy Bordman, RPh, CDE (BSc(Biology),BScPhm)

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