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Re: [IPk] Diabetes NVQ



Ah, but it's not a question of the correct way to treat it. 
It's a question of knowing about the options, of knowing how differnt
treatment plans work, how the body functions in response to various
things, etc. 
Di


> 
> I must have missed some of the postings for this one, are you suggesting a
> GCSE in Diabetes ?
> 
> Wow! I wouldnt want to be the one marking the papers cos the docs cant even
> agree on the correct way to treat it ?
> 
> Natty
> 
> 
> At 21:52 08/07/1999 +0200, you wrote:
> >>that sounds great, John. Similar to what you were talking about a few
> >>months ago.
> >
> >Surprise surprise!
> >
> >>The problem, of course, is finding people sufficiently
> >>qualified to teach them! How many of the medical professionals that
> >>you know would you consider to be capable of teaching such a class?
> >>Not just giving out the bog-standard information that everyone gets to
> >>hear, but the real stuff.
> >
> >Because it wouldn't be individual patient training, but straight class
> >teaching, you don't need qualified health professionals. You just need
> >teachers. Biology teachers, college lecturers. That sort of thing.
> >
> >For example, take a look at
> >http://www.ocr.org.uk/schemes/gcse/misc/1815/1815s.htm. That's the syllabus
> >for the GCSE in Health Studies. Now rewrite it, aiming it specifically at
> >Type 1 diabetes. Combine it with the misc.health.diabetes faq, and you have
> >the beginnings of an interesting syllabus.
> >
> >You design a syllabus, have it accepted by the relevent board, write a
> >course book, recruit the teachers - they're just in it for the money - and
> >have the BDA and clinics promote the courses. The syllabus isn't written by
> >doctors alone. We design it as well. It's very practical. But above all the
> >syllabus is not beholden to any one clinic's or national strategy. If two
> >clinics do something in two different ways, you teach that it can be done
> >in two different ways, for the following reasons...
> >
> >It's not an easy task, of course. And there is much work and planning to be
> >done - and is being done at the moment. But I believe formalised teaching
> >is one important strand in patient empowerment.
> >
> >John
> >
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