Diabetes educators play a vital role in supporting people living with diabetes to manage their condition and achieve optimal health outcomes. They help patients understand their diagnosis and treatment, as well as empower them to develop effective self-care behaviors.
The Dental Hygiene curriculum is a balance of didactic and clinical training. Dental hygiene training is supplemented with seminars, lectures, laboratory sessions, clinical practice sessions, group work, independent study, problem-based learning and community outreach. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking, evidence-based enquiry skills and problem-solving abilities. In the first year pre-requisite courses, students will gain general health and science knowledge. Students will advance in community and client care while working with the public in the CNA-Q Dental Clinic. In the final year, the emphasis is placed on developing entry-to-practice level competencies, professionalism and skills.
Diabetes (Advanced Diploma) can be taken over 1 Year of full-time, study or 2 Years of part-time study.