Postgraduate Certificate
in Diabetes Educator

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Modules in this online programme include: Teaching and Learning; Literacy; Pathophysiology; Diagnosis and Types; Prevention and Health Promotion; Psychosocial; Behavior Change; Self-Management; Exercise; Nutrition; Blood Glucose Lowering Mechanisms; Insulin; Perioperative; Acute Complications; Chronic Complications; Neuropathy; Diabetes in First Nations; Diabetes in Pregnancy; Pediatrics; Sexual Health.

Each module is delivered online and contains self-assessment exercises, course reading materials, assignments, and workshop preparation activities.  An interactive three (3) –day workshop is held at COSTAATT and is designed to integrate theory with practice.  Students’ learning is enhanced through interactive discussion, case presentations, and role-playing.  The workshop is a mandatory requirement to complete the Certificate.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants seeking admissions to this programme should be in the medical profession and must possess a first degree in a relevant discipline.

 

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    MARCH
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    REQUIRED MODULES REQUIRED MODULES
    Module Title Module Title
    Teaching and Learning Blood Glucose Lowering Mechanisms
    Pathophysiology Insulin
    Diagnosis and Types Perioperative
    Prevention and Health Promotion Acute Complications
    Psychosocial Chronic Complications
    Behavior Change Neuropathy
    Consumer Behaviour Diabetes in First Nations
    Exercise Diabetes in Pregnancy
    Nutrition Pediatrics
    Literacy Sexual Health
    Mandatory interactive three (3)-day workshop

             

    The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

    Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
    Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
    Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
    Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
    Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
    Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
    Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

    Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

    All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

    The College accepts the following methods of payment:

    • Cash
    • LINX
    • Visa/Master card
    • Certified/Manager’s cheque

    Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.

     

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:  www.moe.gov.tt

    Important:
    Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

    For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

    The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.

     

    Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

    The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

    • tuition fees
    • accommodation
    • airfare and other transportation costs
    • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
    • books and related materials
    • special equipment
    • other related tertiary expenses

    For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt

     

    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: registrar@costaatt.edu.tt

    Please contact the School of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning.

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