Unit description

Introduces students to management concepts and practices, focusing on developing a diabetes service which is adaptable to a wide variety of clients who represent the population and develops  skills as an educator focusing on teaching strategies both individual and group. Students will demonstrate the principles of adult learning and motivational interviewing.

Unit content

Topic 1: Explore organisational structures
Topic 2: Management techniques
Topic 3: Managing change
Topic 4: Explore IT systems
Topic 5: Leadership and management
Topic 6: Group based leaning
Topic 7: Prepare session plans
Topic 8: Prepare resources
Topic 9: Deliver and facilitate training sessions
Topic 10: Training packages
Topic 11: Presenting to an audience
Topic 12: Mentoring relationships and peer review

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

Session 2

  • Bastable, SB, 2003, Nurse as educator, principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice, Jones & Bartlett Learning, UK.
  • Cole, GA, Management theory & practice, 6th edn, Prentice Hall, Australia.
  • Hinchcliffe, S (ed.), 2009, The practitioner as teacher, 4th edn.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Workshop on-site 6 hours (3 days)

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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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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