Applies knowledge of primary health to the role of the diabetes educator, and the way the profession is advancing to enable partnerships to develop within the primary healthcare team. The focus is on diabetes education for clients that is relevant and accessible. Students identify the issues associated with chronic disease within the community, focusing on the student’s own primary discipline: that of a diabetes educator.
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||apply principles of primary health into clinical practice exploring self management techniques and client empowerment||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||analyse the relationships within the primary healthcare team and explore models of service delivery, including roles and responsibilities of team members||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||demonstrate the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team through communication and appropriate working practices||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||evaluate the partnerships and methods of service delivery which exist with the primary healthcare team, including the role of medicare and private health||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||utilise screening tools and evaluation methods for managing diabetes related complications understanding responsibilities and scope of practice||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|6||define referral processes utilized within primary health||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|7||utilise client self management techniques and counselling skills as beginning practitioners.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- Greenhalgh, T, 2007, Primary health: Theory and practice.
- Larsen, P & Lubkin, I, 2012, Chronic Illness: Impact and interventions, 8th edn, Jones & Bartlett Learning.
- Scriven, A, 2010, Promoting Health: A practical guide, 6th edn, Elsevier, London. ISBN: 97807020 3139 7.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 6 hours (3 days)|
|Online Modules CCSMP||40%|
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