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Diabetic Retinopathy: Cause (DIREC)

Certification Training
Duration: 0.6 hours, Online (the average time to complete the training program, including final assessments).
Credits Hours: 1
Self-paced Training: 24/7 access to course.
Enrollment Period: 3 months.
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BioPharma Institute LogoTraining Program: Diabetic Retinopathy: Cause
Training Provided By: BioPharma Institute

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Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. BioPharma Institute ReviewsDiabetes mellitus damages both large and small blood vessels throughout the body. Within the eye, this vascular damage may lead to diabetic retinopathy: the loss of retinal function and subsequent vision loss. This course describes the structures of the eye, how the eye is affected by diabetes-associated hyperglycemia, and the prevalence of retinopathy among diabetic patients.
Certification Requirements: Students must view the entire program and successfully pass an online, multiple-choice final assessment with >80% passing grade within a 90 day period of time (180 days for Professional Certification Programs). Certificate is accessible in PDF format immediately after satisfying requirements.

The Diabetic Retinopathy: Cause course is found in the following professional certification program(s):


1. Course Information
2. Interface Tour
3. Course Overview

4. Objective
5. Anatomy of the Eye
6. Progress Check

7. Objectives
8. Pathophysiology of Diabetes
9. Vision Loss in Diabetic Retinopathy
10. Anatomic Changes in Early Retinopathy
11. Progress Check

12. Objectives
13. Epidemiology of Diabetic Retinopathy
14. Risk Factors for Onset and Progression
15. Progress Check

16. Summary



Describe the major structures of the eye
Describe three types of diabetes
Explain the physiological basis of diabetes and its manifestations
List three diabetes-related complications of the eye
Describe the anatomical changes that occur during diabetic retinopathy
Discuss the prevalence of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy
List several risk factors for developing diabetic retinopathy and other complications

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