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Unit description

Explores the global and national impact of diabetes. The differences between prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and other types of diabetes are examined.  Students are introduced to the management of acute diabetes complications.  The aetiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and risk factor screening of long term diabetes complications are explored.  

Unit content

  • The global diabetes epidemic
  • Energy metabolism and glucose homeostasis
  • Pathophysiology and aetiology of diabetes
  • Diagnostic criteria and classification of diabetes
  • Acute complications of diabetes
  • Chronic complications of diabetes

The unit learning outcomes address elements from Domain 1 (Clinical Practice) 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss diabetes in the context of the global chronic disease epidemicKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2explain energy metabolism and the hormonal regulation of blood glucose Knowledge of a discipline
3compare and contrast the different classifications of diabetesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4summarise acute and chronic diabetes complicationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss diabetes in the context of the global chronic disease epidemic
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. explain energy metabolism and the hormonal regulation of blood glucose
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. compare and contrast the different classifications of diabetes
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. summarise acute and chronic diabetes complications
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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