(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The College of Pharmacy (CPH) and Health Science at Qatar University (QU), in collaboration with the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ), held an inter-professional education activity on diabetes for healthcare students.
More than 100 students and around 20 healthcare faculty attended the event aimed at providing care for a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis in a collaborative and integrative manner. The inter-professional activities are developed by faculty from various healthcare schools and co-ordinated by QU Health Inter-professional Education Committee which includes representatives from all the healthcare colleges in Qatar including QU, UCQ, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar and College of North Atlantic-Qatar.
The programme included case study discussions regarding a 36-year-old man with type-1 diabetes and on insulin for the past year admitted to the Emergency Department after his wife found him confused and agitated in their apartment.
UCQ instructor Zohra Hasnani-Samnani said, 'Incorporating inter-professional education activities in our courses is a great way to introduce other professionals to our students. Often times, students do not know about the roles and responsibilities of other professional until they start practising in actual clinical settings.
CPH assistant professor of Clinical Pharmacy Dr Hazem Elewa said, 'Diabetes mellitus is a one of the most prevalent disease worldwide. In Qatar and the Gulf region, this prevalence is almost double (17-20%) which means that one in five is diabetic. To control this situation, we have to focus on reducing the incidence of the disease as well as reducing its complications.