Applies knowledge of primary health and chronic disease management to the role of the Diabetes Educator within the primary healthcare team. Students identify the issues associated with chronic disease within the community, and demonstrate advanced knowledge of co morbidities, referral procedures, and scope of practice of the diabetes educator and other team members within the primary healthcare team including Dietitians, Optometrists, Podiatrists, Exercise Physiologists, and Psychologists.
Topic 1: Principles of primary health and health promotion
Topic 2: Communication and teamwork in primary health
Topic 3: Implementation of research outcomes into health systems.
Topic 4: Resource allocation within the Australian Healthcare system
Topic 5: Development of the role of the diabetes educator within primary health
Topic 6: Chronic disease and its impact on society
Topic 7: Chronic disease and its impact on individuals and families.
Topic 8: Government strategies, research and funding.
Topic 9: Complication screening, the role of other allied health providers.
Topic 10: Medical nutrition 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||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||show evidence 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 within the primary healthcare team, including the role of Medicare and private health providers||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||show evidence of appropriate application of 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||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|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 7 hours (3 days)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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