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Unit description

Introduces students to models of care and business management concepts related to diabetes services.  The scope of practice of the diabetes educator is explored, along with the role of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA).  Students complete 40 hours of clinical practicum within an approved diabetes service to consolidate their learnings.  

Unit content

  • Ethical and legal regulations of practice
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Australian Diabetes Educators Association credentialling program
  • National Diabetes Services Scheme
  • Models of care for diabetes management
  • Managing diabetes education services

The unit learning outcomes address elements from Domain 2 (Education and Counselling), 4 (Management and Administration), and 5 (Leadership and Advocacy) 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
1analyse the role of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and apply its legal and ethical framework within the scope of practice of the diabetes educatorEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2apply evidence based practice to diabetes self-management education and supportEthical practice
3apply principles of service planning and management to the delivery of diabetes education in a variety of settingsCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. analyse the role of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and apply its legal and ethical framework within the scope of practice of the diabetes educator
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply evidence based practice to diabetes self-management education and support
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. apply principles of service planning and management to the delivery of diabetes education in a variety of settings
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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