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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Applies knowledge of chronic disease management to the role of the diabetes educator within the primary healthcare team. Students will gain advanced knowledge and skill with nutrition therapy for diabetes, diabetes medications and insulin therapies, including beginning practice with insulin pump therapy. Students identify the issues associated with chronic disease within the community, and demonstrate advanced knowledge of comorbidities, referral procedures, and scope of practice of the diabetes educator and other team members within the primary healthcare team including dietitians, optometrists, podiatrists, exercise physiologists, and psychologists.

Unit content

  • Medical nutrition therapy and physical activity
  • Diabetes medications
  • Insulin therapy
  • Self-monitoring of blood glucose
  • Management of diabetes complications
  • Care planning and referral

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 define the relationships and referral processes within the primary healthcare team
2 apply screening tools and evaluation methods to the management of diabetes-related complications
3 critically appraise research in the field of diabetes, including studies from all relevant specialities
4 apply nutrition therapy and physical activity guidelines to the management of pre-diabetes and diabetes
5 compare and contrast medications, including insulin therapies, used in the management of diabetes.

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

  1. define the relationships and referral processes within the primary healthcare team
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. apply screening tools and evaluation methods to the management of diabetes-related complications
    • GA4:
  3. critically appraise research in the field of diabetes, including studies from all relevant specialities
    • GA1:
  4. apply nutrition therapy and physical activity guidelines to the management of pre-diabetes and diabetes
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. compare and contrast medications, including insulin therapies, used in the management of diabetes.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

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