Applies knowledge of chronic disease management to the role of the diabetes educator within the primary healthcare team. Students will gain advanced knowledge and skill with nutrition therapy for diabetes, diabetes medications and insulin therapies, including beginning practice with insulin pump therapy. Students identify the issues associated with chronic disease within the community, and demonstrate advanced knowledge of comorbidities, 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.
- Medical nutrition therapy and physical activity
- Diabetes medications
- Insulin therapy
- Self-monitoring of blood glucose
- Management of diabetes complications
- Care planning and referral
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||define the relationships and referral processes within the primary healthcare team||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||apply screening tools and evaluation methods to the management of diabetes-related complications||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically appraise research in the field of diabetes, including studies from all relevant specialities||Intellectual rigour|
|4||apply nutrition therapy and physical activity guidelines to the management of pre-diabetes and diabetes||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||compare and contrast medications, including insulin therapies, used in the management of diabetes.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
Study Period 3
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 7 hours (3 days)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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