Foundations of Lifestyle Diseases Management

Mode of Delivery: Online via UPOU’s Non-formal Courses Platform (nfc.upou.edu.ph) 

Duration: 2 weeks

University of the Philippines System* and Ateneo de Manila University (Joint Course Development and Offering) 

This microcourse offers a comprehensive introduction to the management of lifestyle diseases, focusing on diabetes and hypertension. Designed for healthcare professionals, this course provides a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for effectively diagnosing and managing these prevalent conditions. Through detailed exploration of pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria, and medical management, participants will be prepared to deliver high-quality, evidence-based care. 

* University of the Philippines Open University and the University of the Philippines Diliman 

Course Objectives

  1. Provide a comprehensive understanding of the physiological mechanisms underlying diabetes and hypertension. 
  2. Equip participants with the skills to accurately diagnose and classify diabetes and hypertension using established criteria. 
  3. Teach participants how to interpret relevant diagnostic tests to guide clinical decisions. 
  4. Develop the ability to assess and select appropriate pharmacological interventions for managing lifestyle diseases. 
  5. Train participants to monitor and optimize medication regimens for patients with diabetes and hypertension. 
  6. Prepare participants to identify and manage common complications and comorbidities associated with diabetes and hypertension. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this microcourse, the students should be able to:

  1. Explain the mechanisms underlying diabetes and hypertension. 
  2. Identify the diagnostic criteria and classification systems for diabetes and hypertension. 
  3. Identify common complications and comorbidities. 
  4. Evaluate pharmacological treatments for diabetes and hypertension. 
  5. Design methods to enhance the effectiveness of medication schedules 

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