Unit description

Introduces students to management concepts and practices, focusing on developing a diabetes service which is adaptable to a wide variety of settings. Principles of business management and entrepreneurial ideas will be explored along with the growing areas of primary care and private practice. Students further develop their awareness and understanding of systems for effective chronic disease prevention and management, including The Chronic Care Model. Students will understand their scope of practice as a diabetes educator and the role of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA).

Unit content

  • Research and evidence-based practice
  • Role and scope of practice of the Credentialled Diabetes Educator
  • Models for effective chronic disease prevention and care
  • Health promotion and disease prevention strategies
  • Primary care and private practice
  • Managing a diabetes service.

In addition, students complete 40 hours of clinical practicum within an approved diabetes service to consolidate their learning as clinicians.

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 5

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

Teaching and assessment

Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Tutorial online 3 hours (Across the Study Period)
Community/Professional placement 40 hours (Over 1 week)
Professional Experience PlacementSR

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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