Diabetes Self-Management Education in Psychosocial Context (5 Credit Hours)

Event Date : 06/03/2025 - 30/06/2025
Start 6 Mar 2025


People living with diabetes must manage diabetes in their everyday life. This is a complex process because it involves having enough knowledge about diabetes, being able to engage in living skills to manage diabetes and having healthy coping behaviours. Learners who take this micro-credential course will obtain knowledge and skills in managing people with diabetes on the essential self-care behaviours that include:

  • Medication management – oral, insulin, non-insulin injectables, insulin pump
  • Self-monitoring – body weight, blood pressure, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS)
  • Nutrition – healthy eating and carbohydrate management
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • Risk reduction – acute and chronic complications
  • Psychosocial care – problem solving and healthy coping skills

The skills gained from this micro-credential course will enable healthcare providers to facilitate and plan a patient-centred management for people with diabetes and their caregivers.

Learn more about our Diabetes Management and Education programme CLICK HERE

Mode of Delivery / Credit Hours

  • ODL:
    Synchronous = 24 hours (12 %)
    Asynchronous = 86 hours (42 %)
    Independent learning time = 93 hours (46%)
  • Credit Hours: 5

Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  1. CLO1: Review, analyse and discuss the evidence on diabetes self-management and issues with daily living with diabetes for improved clinical outcome.
  2. CLO2: Identify and discuss therapeutic evidence/strategies to address psychosocial barriers (e.g. stress, distress and clinical depression) to self-care.
  3. CLO3: Explain a diabetes educator’s professional and mentorship roles within a multi-disciplinary approach to diabetes management.
  4. CLO4: Demonstrate the ability to provide individualised care that includes assessment, interpretation and provision of intervention related to self-management behaviours within a supportive and therapeutic relationship.

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)
  • Medication intake
  • Self-monitoring
  • Risk reduction
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Psychosocial care

  • Healthcare providers with a qualification in the related discipline including, but not limited to
    – Registered Nurse
    – Assistant Medical Officer
    – Dietitian
    – Pharmacist
    – Physiotherapist
    – Clinical Psychologist
    – Podiatrist
    – Medical Practitioner
  • IMU senior students from various programmes including Medical, Pharmacy, Dietetic, and Nursing

  • Dr Tan Ming Yeong
    Diabetes Nurse Specialist, IMU Healthcare, Malaysia
    Dr Tan is a Registered Nurse and Credentialled Diabetes Educator from Australia. She is one of Malaysia’s pioneer diabetes educators with more than 25 years of experience in diabetes education. She has led several diabetes related associations including the Melaka Diabetes Association branch, Diabetes Education Consultative Section of the Malaysian Diabetes Association, and the Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society. She has also produced several Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Diabetes Education Manual and Forum for Injectable Therapy Guideline.
  • Ms Michelle Robins
    Nurse Practitioner Diabetes, Northern Health, Australia
    Robins has been working as a Credentialled Diabetes Educator for 25 years in tertiary hospitals and community health. She has worked on diabetes-related committees and working parties, presented at national and international conferences, workshops and seminars, contributed chapters to several books, produced several clinical guidelines and position statements for the Australian Diabetes Educators Association. She received the Jan Baldwin Award in 2010 to recognise and reward excellence in a holistic approach to diabetes education and care.
  • Dr Lee Ching Li
    Dietitian and Senior Lecturer, Nutrition and Dietetics Divisions, IMU, Malaysia
    Dr Lee is a dietitian with 20 years of experience. She teaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, provides dietary counselling at IMU Healthcare, and conducts research on eating behaviour and diabetes. She has presented at national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars. Her most recent contribution at the national level include the 2021 Malaysian CPG for the Management of T2DM. She is a member of the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association and the Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society.
  • Dr Hariyati Shahrima
    Health Psychologist, Malaysia
    Dr Hariyati has more than 20 years of experience in health psychology. As a PSMB certified trainer, she provides training services to medical and allied health professionals on topics such as therapeutic communication, motivational interviewing, stress management and self-care. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Malaysia Diabetes Educators Society, the Malaysian Hemophilia Society and MERCY Malaysia, of which she serves as an Executive Council Member, overlooking mental health and psychosocial support services and human resource.


General / Public RM4200
Students & Alumni RM3360
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