OnlineStudy Period 4Study Period 4

Unit description

Examines the principles of a person-centred care approach and its application to all areas of diabetes management.  Introduces communication strategies to motivate and support key diabetes self-care behaviours.  Develops understanding of major health behaviour theories and implications for practice in diabetes care and program development.  Students explore educational theories, practical elements of learning design, and develop diabetes education resources to meet the diverse needs of people living with prediabetes and diabetes.

Unit content

  • Diabetes self-management education and support
  • Communication theories and techniques
  • Health behaviour and educational theories
  • Diabetes resource and program design
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with diabetes
  • Diabetes management in culturally and linguistically diverse populations

The unit learning outcomes address elements from Domain 1 (Clinical Practice), 2 (Education and Counselling), and 3 (Research and Quality Improvement) of the National Competency Standards for Credentialled Diabetes Educators.


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 4

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

Teaching and assessment

Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 4 days (Once)
Participation in skills workshopSR

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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