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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Develops knowledge and skills in the psychosocial aspects of practice including models of person-centred care. Students will develop skills as an educator, focusing on teaching strategies for both individuals and groups. Students will demonstrate the principles of adult learning and health behaviour theories and develop a diabetes program for delivery to groups. Students further develop their expertise in working with a variety of clients and families from various backgrounds and cultures, including the elderly, Indigenous peoples and major migrant groups in Australia.

Unit content

  • Health behaviour and education theory
  • Models of person centred care
  • Psychosocial issues in diabetes education and care
  • Diabetes self-management education for individuals
  • Diabetes self-management education for groups
  • Diabetes education resources and information technologies

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: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 apply knowledge and skill to integrate the use of a variety of information technology systems in diabetes education
2 plan, design and deliver education sessions utilising strategies appropriate for the target audience
3 evaluate the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes self-management education
4 discuss the impact of living with diabetes within various client groups
5 analyse models of person-centred care and key diabetes self-care behaviours.

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

  1. apply knowledge and skill to integrate the use of a variety of information technology systems in diabetes education
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  2. plan, design and deliver education sessions utilising strategies appropriate for the target audience
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. evaluate the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes self-management education
    • GA6:
  4. discuss the impact of living with diabetes within various client groups
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  5. analyse models of person-centred care and key diabetes self-care behaviours.
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

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