Program structure and benefits
Online delivery allows for flexible learning times as well as easy access to a relaxed, easy to follow program designed to engage learners and provide them with a rich learning experience. The exT1D e-learning content promotes development and enhancement of in-clinic patient education skills and provides teaching aids to enhance the educator/patient interaction to achieve effective patient Type 1 Diabetes self-management outcomes for exercise and sport.
The exT1D e-learning system combines science and lived experience to provide education specifically designed to increase the capacity of Diabetes Health Care Professionals to achieve improved patient outcomes. It provides a conceptual understanding of the physiological challenges as well as current best practice self-management strategies for exercising and playing sport with Type 1 Diabetes. The information it contains empowers diabetes health care professionals to predict the impact of different exercise and sports scenarios on glucose homeostasis and provides a range of potential management strategies to allow patients with Type 1 Diabetes to engage successfully in exercise and sports with confidence and safety without compromising glycaemic control. The course content is presented using audio visual multimedia in a format that provides ‘plain English’ explanations to facilitate immediate transference of management skills to patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
The course content is presented within a modular framework, program modules are broken down into easily digestible chunks of individually indexed slide components. The modules provide essential information which is reinforced and assessed using whole program pre and post knowledge assessment quizzes. Also included are intra module knowledge quizzes as well as pencil and paper learning activities to ensure information is understood as the learner progresses. In addition, the system contains helpful software tools to provide practical assistance to Diabetes Health Care Professionals as well as the Type 1 patient that facilitate implementation of concepts communicated.