Table 2: The design of the training programme.

Course: Care and management of diabetes people by HBC Contact hours: 16hours (Two 8 hours session per day)
Credits: 11/2
NQF Level: 4
Venue: Bolivia Lodge
Duration of the course Two training days (to be able to use interactive facilitation)
Learning assumed to be in place
• Basic Life skills
• Basic Communication skills at the community level
• Basic Interpersonal Relationship at the community level
Units of learning contributing during the course
▪ A Home Based Carer
▪ Able to read, write and communicate
▪ Having been an HBC at Ga-Dikgale village taking care of Type2 diabetes patients
Course facilitator Professional nurse
Purpose of the course The overall purpose of the course is to equip and enhance HBCs’ skills and knowledge with regard to activities that are involved in the care of people with diabetes in the community.
Critical cross-field outcomes
Course learners will be able to:
a) Identify and solve problems related to Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
b) Work effectively with others as a member of a team and community towards changing their behaviour.
c) Organize and manage oneself and one’s activities responsibly and effectively when using the principles of learning to facilitate change.
d) Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information better understand and explain by selecting the relevant subject matter for imparting to communities
e) Communicate effectively using visual and language skills either orally or written when communicating effectively with individuals and groups regarding risk behaviour and change
f) Use science and technology effectively and critically when gathering and providing information to individuals and communities
g) Recognize that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and work as a team member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
Course outline: Upon completion of this course, the Home Based Carers as learners should be able to achieve the following Specific Learning Outcome (SLO1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6):
1. Demonstrate understanding of the basic knowledge with regard to diabetes mellitus (SLO1)
2. Explain risk factors and signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus (SLO2)
3. Educate and support diabetes mellitus people about healthy lifestyle (SLO4)
4. Describe the management of diabetes mellitus and treatment adherence (SLO4)
5. Explain the prevention and care of complications of diabetes mellitus (SLO5)
6. Demonstrate a positive attitude when dealing People with diabetes (SLO6)