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Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology
Baqai Medical University (BMU) National Association of Diabetes Educators of Pakistan (NADEP) Insulin my Life (IML) Pakistan Working Group on Diabetic Foot (PWGDF) Ramadan Study Group (RSG) STOP DIABETES IN PAKISTAN (SDP)
Certified Diabetic Foot Care Assistant Course
Name of course:
Certified Diabetic Foot Care Assistant Course
Type of course:
Six week certificate course for Foot Care Assistants
Purpose of course:
To educate and train foot care assistants for prevention of leg amputation and quality management of Foot Ulcers.
Brief description of course:
The course will enable the participants to develop the following competencies:
  • Screening and examination of the diabetic foot
  • cutting and filing nails
  • removing simple callus
  • assessing footwear
  • delivering education on footwear
  • foot care and hygiene
  • giving general advice to people with diabetes
  • understanding implications of neuropathy.
Frequency of course:
Six Weeks
Target participants and course requirements:
  • All those, who have passed their Matriculation.
  • Age: Between 20 -45 years
  • At least two years of prior experience as a paramedic / dresser in hospital setup or clinic.
Mode of delivery:
  • Workshop/seminar (face-to-face)
  • Clinical experience
Course outline with timelines:
A- Theory: Anatomy. Foot Disorders. Nail conditions. Physical Examination &management.

B- Practical: Handling &sterilization of instruments. Clinical assessment. Assisting Physician in developing a treatment plan and its implementation. Interaction with other healthcare professionals.

Developing knowledge to recognize &evaluate Foot conditions.

Develop skill to manage foot condition surgically with aseptic technique.

Length of course(s):
6 weeks
Number of faculty/instructors per student:
One faculty member per student
Qualification gained on successful completion(s):
Certified Foot Care Assistant