Applies specialist knowledge and skills to provide optimal care for clients with acute, chronic and complex presentation of diabetes, including advanced pathophysiology and medications used in diabetes. Students will demonstrate knowledge showing the impact and relationship with other co morbidities together with an understanding of landmark clinical trials and research in the field of diabetes. Students will also gain advanced knowledge and skill with insulin therapies, including beginning practice with insulin pump therapy.
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||explore the role of insulin pump therapy, and understand the role of the diabetes educator for insulin initiation and dose titration within scope of practice.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 7 hours (4 days)|
|Exam: closed book||40%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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