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Benerd College
For Degree and Credentialing: 209.946.2683 For Professional Development: 209.946.2424 For Sacramento Programs: 916.340.6155

3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211
3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817

Diabetes Essentials for Non-Clinicians

Next 2020 cohort dates

June 22-Aug 2 

Aug 10-Sept 20

Sept 28-Nov 8

Nov 16-Jan 3

Program Description

The certificate in Diabetes Essentials for Non-Clinicians is designed to give students a foundational understanding of diabetes. Through the study of the American Diabetes Association guidelines, the Diabetes Essentials for Non-Clinicians Certificate will help students address barriers to diabetes management in various settings: primary care clinic, workplace, school and home.

The certificate can be obtained by completing all three classes in order over six weeks. It is a fully online program. Upon completion of all three courses, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from University of the Pacific.

The certificate consists of three courses priced at $245 individually, or $599 for all three.

UDBM 100: Body Basics and Diabetes
Course description: This course will help students understand the basics of prediabetes as well as the three main types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational. The biological processes of nutrition, different body systems, and possible diabetes complications will also be covered. Finally, students will explore tools used in diabetes screening, how the different types of diabetes are commonly managed in differing, everyday environments, and accessing local diabetes-related resources.

UDBM 101: Teaching and Learning with Cultural Competency
Course description: Students will learn practical, age-appropriate teaching and coaching skills that promote knowledge retention and patient empowerment in children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. This course will help students apply various teaching methods, such as gaming, storytelling, demonstration, and visual media. Students will learn to translate common medical terminology into simple language. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply verbal and non-verbal skills in one-on-one and group settings on the following topics: meal preparation, addressing anxiety and depression, physical activity, medication organization. Finally, students will learn useful bilingual phrases about diabetes management in English and Spanish.

UDBM 102: Advance Care Planning and Emergency Preparedness
Course description: This course covers culturally competent communication skills to help prepare for natural disasters and medical emergencies involving diabetes. The course will also cover dialogue on Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning. Finally, students will explore implications for care in a palliative care context.

Abbott Fund Scholars Opportunity
If you are currently employed or seeking employment in health care, a community-based organization, education, or an organization that is providing services to Stockton residents living with diabetes, you may be eligible to receive a scholarship. Applicants whose organizations provide services to priority neighborhoods in Stockton are highly encouraged to apply. The scholarship will cover 100% of tuition and class materials, requiring students to complete all three courses (bundled course).

The option to apply for the Abbott Fund Scholarship is integrated in the Diabetes Certification program application, located under the Apply Now link at the top of this page.

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