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Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes for Third Year Medical Students

Published: November 21, 2012 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9273

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  • Application Exercise.doc
  • Instructor's Guide.doc
  • Presession Document.doc
  • RAT.doc

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This is one of 7 bimonthly TBL modules used in the clinical pharmacology course that is offered to third year medical students at the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. The main objective of the course is to apply rational prescribing within several clinical case scenarios. The Type 2 Diabetes case has been used for more than 10 times. However, with the recent guidelines, the case has been modified and reformatted, and the RAT questions formulated denovo.

Two articles describing the course and its outcome have been recently published. We have shown that medical students were highly satisfied with the course and the teaching approach, and that their performance on prescription writing and formulary development had improved. There is typically a very high level of interaction during the session and it is our impression that students are satisfied with it.

Educational Objectives

  1. To be able to compare therapeutic options for the management of hyperglycemia with efficacy and side-effect profile.
  2. To compose an individualized drug therapy management plan for type 2 diabetes mellitus including therapeutic end points, dosage regimens and monitoring parameters.
  3. To demonstrate ability to communicate and work effectively in a small group setting with peers.
  4. To be able to write a prescription.

Author Information

  • Mona P. Nasrallah, MD: American University of Beirut
  • Nathalie K. Zgheib, MD: American University of Beirut
  • Asma Arabi, MD, MSc: American University of Beirut

None to report.

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  1. Drugs for type 2 diabetes. Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2011;9(108):47-54.
  2. Inzuchchi SE, Bergenstal RM, Buse JB, et al. Management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes: a patient-centered approach. a position statement of the ADA and EASD. Diabetes Care. 2012;35:1364-1379. 


Nasrallah M, Zgheib N, Arabi A. Treatment of type 2 diabetes for third year medical students. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:9273. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9273