More modules accredited for CPD
Another 15 modules on the EASD e-Learning platform have now been accredited for continuing professional development (CPD) by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK (RCP), taking the number of RCP-accredited modules on the site up to 29.
RCP accreditation follows an independent validation of each module’s quality, judged against standards set by the RCP. Further modules have already been submitted for this validation process and EASD e-Learning is hoping to be able to announce another raft of accredited modules in the near future – taking it closer to its eventual goal of site-wide accreditation.
Welcoming the news, EASD e-Learning Programme Director Dr Eleanor Kennedy commented: “This is a great step forward for our platform. The RCP represents a global community of over 50,000 members and fellows in more than 80 countries, spanning every career stage. RCP accreditation of our modules means that members of the entire healthcare professional diabetes team, from all around the world can be confident the education they select on our platform has been independently assessed to ensure a consistent and high-quality educational resource.
“Together with the endorsement we have already received from other medical institutions, such as the UK’s Royal College of General Practice and the Primary Care Diabetes Society,” Dr Kennedy added, “this demonstrates the important contribution EASD e-Learning modules can make to the delivery of safe, high-quality care for people at risk of or living with diabetes.”
Dr Kennedy also paid tribute to the assistance the platform has received from its authors, expert reviewers and assessment setters – and many of the EASD’s study groups. “This achievement reflects an enormous amount of hard work and dedication from our expert supporters, who have enabled us to ensure that the courses we provide attain the level of quality required by accrediting bodies such as the RCP.”
Watch out for the CPD button
Course cards for any courses that include accredited modules are marked on the EASD e-Learning site with a CPD button.
The same button also appears on the module’s content ladder. Estimated hours of learning for each EASD e-Learning module, which can be counted as CPD credits to meet professional registration requirements, can be found at the bottom of that module’s introduction page.
Learners who have successfully completed an EASD e-Learning module can download a personalised certificate of completion.
The modules newly accredited by the RCP include the following:
- Beta cell biology module 1: Stimulus-secretion coupling in pancreatic beta cells, by Professor Hindrik Mulder
- Beta cell biology module 2: Epigenetics and the beta cell, by Professor Charlotte Ling
- Beta cell biology module 3: Exocytosis in pancreatic beta cells and its role in type 2 diabetes, by Professors Lena Eliasson, Malin Fex and Erik Renström
- Diabetic neuropathy module 1: Screening diagnosis of painful neuropathy, by Professor Solomon Tesfaye
- Diabetic neuropathy module 2: Pathophysiology and treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy, by Professor Solomon Tesfaye
- Hypoglycaemia module 1: Reducing hypoglycaemia, by Professor Simon Heller
- Hypoglycaemia module 2: Hypoglycaemia in older people, by Professor Brian Frier
- Insulin resistance module 1: Insulin resistance, the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, by Professor Kåre Birkland
- Islet transplantation module 2: Pancreas and islet transplantation, by Professor Eelco de Koning
- Management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes module 1: ADA/EASD 2018 consensus report, by Professor Melanie Davies
- Management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes module 2: ADA/EASD 2019 update, by Professor Melanie Davies
- Management of type 1 diabetes in adults module 1: ADA/EASD consensus report, by Professor Richard Holt
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease module 1: NAFLD – epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis, by Professor Michael Roden
- Real-world evidence module 1: An introduction to real-world evidence, by Dr Marc Evans
- Time in range module 1: Time in range – a new concept in glycaemic management, by Professor Thomas Danne
Plans are in place to submit EASD e-Learning modules to national accrediting bodies around the world.