Preparing students for patient-centred practice in a Type II Diabetes Clinic

TitlePreparing students for patient-centred practice in a Type II Diabetes Clinic
Faculty/College/UnitPharmaceutical Sciences
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

This project will prepare pharmacy, medicine, dietetics and nursing students to work with patients living with Type II Diabetes. Students from these professions, who play a key role in the management of Type II Diabetes, will be invited to take part in a monthly diabetes clinic. As part of this learning experience, students will:

  1. Complete an online preparatory module that will give them a common foundation and understanding of diabetes.
  2. Review an online case in order to explore the roles of the various professions in the management of diabetes.
  3. Work with a standardized patient in order to refine their collaborative and communication skills.
  4. Work with actual patients at the diabetes clinic, as a team, to develop collaborative, comprehensive care plans that addresses the various elements of care needed to manage Type II Diabetes effectively.
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2012/2013
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorLynda Eccott
Year 1: Funded Amount15,650
Year 1: Team Members

Lynda Eccott, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tamar Kafka, Instructor, Dietetics, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Tessa Nicholl, Clinic Coordinator, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Stella Yeung, Student, Nursing / Work Study Student, College of Health Disciplines