Applies specialist knowledge and skills to provide optimal care for clients with acute, chronic and complex presentation of diabetes, including advanced anatomy, physiology and pathology of diabetes and its impact and relationship with other co morbidities. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of landmark clinical trials and research in the field of diabetes.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||examine the prevalence of diabetes globally||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||investigate the aetiology and pathophysiology of diabetes and other disorders of carbohydrate metabolism||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||compare and evaluate medications used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and insulin therapies and management of patients on insulin||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||explore the role of physical activity and its relationship to glucose metabolism||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||provide accurate information for screening and diagnostic criteria for T1DM T2DM and gestational diabetes||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||examine the consequences of the rise in obesity and the impact of chronic complications of the disease||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||critically appraise important research in the field of diabetes, including studies from all relevant specialities (e.g. renal, ophthalmology and cardiovascular).||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- A good A & P book is essential: Scanlon, VC & Sanders, T, 2011, Essential of Anatomy & Physiology, 6th edn.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 6 hours (3 days)|
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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