|Online||Study Period 3||Study Period 3|
Introduces students to diabetes management strategies including: different technologies to monitor blood glucose levels; glucose-lowering medicines and injection technique; nutrition therapy; physical activity guidelines; and approaches to psychosocial assessment. Comprehensive person-centred assessment and care planning methods are explored. The interdisciplinary nature of diabetes education and management is examined.
- Principles of diabetes management
- Nutrition therapy
- Physical activity and sedentary behaviour
- Self-monitoring of blood glucose
- Diabetes medications management
- Psychosocial issues in diabetes
The unit learning outcomes address elements from Domain 1 (Clinical Practice), 3 (Research and Quality Improvement) and 5 (Leadership and Advocacy) of the National Competency Standards for Credentialled Diabetes Educators.
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||discuss the relationships and referral processes within the multidisciplinary healthcare team||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate problem solving skills to manage hypoglycaemia||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||explain the use of self-monitoring of blood glucose and interpret results||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||critically appraise literature and translate evidence into practice||Intellectual rigour|
|5||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|
|6||compare and contrast glucose lowering medications used in diabetes management||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|7||identify the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes self-management||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
Study Period 3
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 4 days (Once)|
|Participation in skills workshop||SR|
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