English speaking students • Diabetologia Poznań

Addres of the Departament:

Clinic of Internal Medicine and Diabetology

University of Medical Science

Raszeja Hospital

Mickiewicza Street 2

60-834 Poznań

Tel./fax.  0618474579

Head of the Department: Prof. Dorota Zozulińska- Ziółkiewicz


Assistent Proffesor Aleksandra Araszkiewicz

email: olaaraszkiewicz@interia.pl

tel. 061 2245 312

Doctors involved in the course:

Prof. Dorota Zozulińska-Ziólkiewicz

A/Prof. Aleksandra Araszkiewicz

Dr Anna Majchrzak

Dr Stanisław Piłaciński

Dr Anna Duda-Sobczak

Dr Aleksandra Uruska

Dr Anita Rogowicz-Frontczak

Dr Agnieszka Zawada

Dr Paweł Niedziwiecki

Organisation of the course:

1.     Course starts on Monday and ends on Thursday

2.     Each day starts with a seminar in the lecture room of the Clinic.

3.     The chief of the group is kindly requested to pick up the keys of the cloakroom and lecture room from the nurses in the Departament on the ground floor of the hospital.

4.     For clinical sessions the group will be divided into small subgroups.

5.     The course is followed by a test. The test consists of 10  single choice questions. The test is passed when the score of 6 points is gained.


Program of the course

The course takes place in the Department of Internal Medicine and Diabetology in Raszeja Hospital, Mickiewicza Street 2, which is managed by regional consultant in the field of diabetology- professor Bogna Wierusz-Wysocka. During this 4-day course students actively participate in seminars and work in small groups with assistance of specialised diabetologists.

During seminars many topics are discussed such as pathogenesis, classification and treatment of diabetes, including oral agents and basic models of insulin therapy. Acute and chronic complications of the disease are also discussed.

During practical training students are presented with many cases of different types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, type 3, LADA), can meet patients with both acute (mainly diabetic ketoacidosis) and chronic complications of diabetes (retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy) and suggest optimal treatment models.

Diabetology is an important subject and the knowledge gained during this course will be usefull for doctors of many different specializations

Topics discussed:

1. Pathomechanism, diagnosis and classification of diabetes

2.  Acute metabolic complications of diabetes; definition, causes, diagnosis and treatment of :

  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Hyperosmolar non-ketotic hyperglycaemia
  • Lactic acidosis

3. Treatment of diabetes mellitus

  • Aims of treatment, criteria of good metabolic control
  • Non-pharmacological procedures:

1.   Therapeutic education

2.   Diet and lifestyle modification

3.   Exercise and diabetes mellitus

  • Pharmacological treatment

1.   Oral antihyperglycaemic agents

2.   Indications for insulin therapy

3.   Insulin treatment (conventional insulin therapy, temporary insulin therapy, intensive functional insulintherapy)

4. Chronic complications of diabetes: classification, diagnosis and treatment

  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Macrovascular disease
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Macrovascular disease

Recommended books:


Sixteenth Edition

b) Textbook of Diabetes. Ed. John C. Pickup & Gareth Williams, Third Edition

c) Handouts