Develops knowledge and skills in the psychosocial aspects of practice including theories of client self management. Students will also understand their scope of practice and the role of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association [ADEA]. Students further develop their expertise in working with a variety of clients and families from various cultures and backgrounds, including paediatrics, elderly and indigenous people. In addition, students complete 50 hours of clinical practicum within an approved diabetes service to consolidate their learning as clinicians.
Topic 1: The role of the ADEA
Topic 2: The credentialing process and mentoring
Topic 3: Legal and ethical issues of insulin adjustment
Topic 4: Scope of practice
Topic 5: Self management, counselling and motivational interviewing
Topic 6: Cultural issues and managing clients from various backgrounds
Topic 7: Advocacy and working with families and carers
Topic 8: Working with clients with mental health issues
Topic 9: Working in a diabetes service clinical placement
Topic 10: Working with the Indigenous, paediatrics, adolescents and the elderly
Topic 11: Working in specialist’s clinics within the clinical setting, including group and individual education and teaching
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||Understand the role of the ADEA and begin working towards credentialing as a diabetes educator clinician, working within the scope of practice of the diabetes educator, and their own primary discipline||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||comply with the ADEA legal and ethical framework, and within individual area's policies and procedures||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||summarise the psychological issues for clients with a diagnosis of diabetes and the barriers to clients self management||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||employ counselling skills and techniques for clients using motivational interviewing||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||summarise the issues of living with diabetes within various client groups, including indigenous, elderly, paediatrics, mental health, cultural and linguistically diverse clients and with the families and carers of clients||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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