OnlineStudy Period 3Study Period 3

Unit description

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.

Unit content

  • Medical nutrition therapy and physical activity
  • Diabetes medications
  • Insulin therapy
  • Self-monitoring of blood glucose
  • Management of diabetes complications
  • Care planning and referral

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Study Period 3

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 4 days (Once)
Case study50%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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