Applies specialist knowledge and skills to provide optimal care for clients with acute, chronic and complex presentation of diabetes. Students develop in-depth knowledge specific to the aetiology and pathophysiology of diabetes and a thorough understanding of the causes of acute and chronic complications of diabetes. Students will demonstrate knowledge showing the impact and relationship with other comorbidities together with an understanding of landmark clinical trials and research in the field of diabetes.
- Diabetes prevalence globally and nationally
- Carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism
- Pathophysiology and aetiology of diabetes
- Diagnostic criteria and classification of diabetes
- Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemic states
- Chronic complications 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||describe the prevalence of diabetes globally||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||explain the aetiology and pathophysiology of diabetes||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||compare and and contrast the different classifications of diabetes and other disorders of carbohydrate metabolism||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||describe acute and chronic diabetes complications.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Study Period 2
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial online 3 hrs (Across the session)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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