Introduces students to management concepts and practices, focusing on developing a diabetes service which is adaptable to a wide variety of clients.Principles of business management and entrepreneurial ideas will be investigated. Students will also develop skills as an educator, focusing on teaching strategies both individual and group. Students will demonstrate the principles of adult learning focusing on developing a diabetes program for delivery to groups.
Topic 1: Explore organisational structures
Topic 2 Prepare a business plan for establishing a diabetes service
Topic 3: Managing change
Topic 4: Explore IT systems within the field of diabetes
Topic 5: Leadership and management
Topic 6: Group based leaning for facilitation of diabetes education
Topic 7: Human resources & Risk Management.
Topic 8: Self employment as a diabetes health professional
Topic 9: Delivering and facilitating training sessions for diabetes health professional and clients with diabetes
Topic 10: Presenting to an audience
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||develop and design educational tools, audit data and integrate these into a quality management system||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|2||apply the principles of managing a diabetes service which involves a broad range of people, including fellow professionals and potential clients from a diverse background using effective communication strategies||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|3||apply knowledge and skill to integrate the use of a variety of IT systems into service provision||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|4||write business plans, and demonstrate knowledge of OH&S procedures and interpretation of management outcomes||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|5||show evidence as leaders and managers and have acquired knowledge and skills to participate in a formal mentoring relationship||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|6||plan, design and deliver education sessions for adult learners||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|7||use presentation strategies as appropriate for the target audience.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
- Business plan recommended reading: Shaper, M & Volery, T, 2014, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, 4th edn, Australia.
- Recommended reading for teaching assignment: Knowles, M & Swanson, R, 2011, The Adult Learner, 7th edn.
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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