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At the end of this course the candidate will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis of diabetes and its complications
  • Evaluate the management options for adults newly diagnosed with diabetes (Type 1 or 2, gestational, or secondary diabetes)
  • Understand the importance of lifestyle modifications in the prevention of diabetes and its complications
  • Understand the effective management of obesity
  • Apply national and international guidelines and evidence to the practice of diabetes care in India
  • Understand the use of oral anti diabetic drugs, insulin and other management options for diabetes
  • This is an online certificate course of six months duration. In case candidate is not able to complete the course as per schedule, the extension of the course duration will be on BMJ discretion. For AHP it will be three months.

It is a six month online modular course with six modular units and 1 contact program during the tenure of the course, The contact program will be held at Fortis C-DOC , Nehru Place, New Delhi.

  • Six online self learning units
  • Clinical rotation across all diabetes speciality (eg foot care, ICU, etc)
  • Clinical evaluation by examiners at the end of contact Program

MBBS graduates or post graduates in any speciality registered with Medical Council of India(MCI) or any of the state medical councils for six month certification course in Diabetes.

For three month Diabetic educator course for Nurses, Pharmacist, Dietician, Nutritionist and all other healthcare professionals who come across with Diabetic patients

It is not yet affiliated or recognised by MCI or any other medical body. The successful candidates will be jointly awarded a certificate by BMJ, Fortis C-DOC and The Royal College of Physicians.

This involves class-room teaching and hands-on training on the various aspects of diabetes. This program will be conducted four times a year in batches of 8-10 student doctors per program. The sessions will be from 9 am to 6 pm and all practical aspects of diabetes will be covered. The candidate will get extensive exposure to various specialised clinics (obesity and weight loss, male hormonal clinic) OPD patients , case work-up, ophthalmology clinic for fundus examination , foot care clinic , diet clinic.

  • Dr. Anoop Misra, Chairman Fortis-C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology Chairman, National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC) Director, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Diabetes Foundation (India) (DFI)
  • Dr. Atul Luthra, Additional Director FORTIS C-DOC & Head of C-DOC Operations, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India
  • Dr. Ritesh Gupta, Additional Director and Head, Senior Consultant Fortis C-DOC, Chirag Enclave, New Delhi, India

Duration of the contact program is three days.

The Schedule for the contact programs:

  • 1. Introduction to the Course, meeting the faculty.
  • 2. Clinical rotation across all diabetes speciality (eg foot care, etc)
  • 3. Clinical hands on training
    Evaluation (MCQs, OSCE followed by viva)

The contact programs will be held at Fortis C-DOC Center, Chirag Enclave, New Delhi

Interested candidates can download the APPLICATION FORM from our website and send us the filled application form with required details along with course fee.

To be awarded the Certificate in Diabetes the candidate must complete all of the following within 6 months of starting the programme:

  • Attend the hands on training/clinical observership course at Fortis C-DOC and behave in an acceptable and professional manner as assessed by the supervising chief of staff
  • Be judged by the examiners on a clinical evaluation day at Fortis C-DOC to meet (at least) the following statement "This is a doctor with a basic understanding of diabetes care who we would expect to practice professionally and within their capabilities in their particular area of clinical responsibility."

Course Fee is Rs 50,000 + Applicable Taxes

Course Fee for only Online program is Rs 25,000 + Applicable Taxes
(Applicable taxes will be 18% of the total fee)

Course Fee for Diabetic Educator course is Rs 16,949 + Applicable Taxes
(Applicable taxes will be 18% of the total fee)

Course fee is totally Non-refundable. It can not be adjusted or reassigned to any other person or applicant.

Please write to education.india@bmj.com for any other additional information required.