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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
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
2 apply evidence based practice to diabetes education and management
3 apply principles of service planning and management to the delivery of diabetes education in a variety of settings

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:
    • GA4:
  2. apply evidence based practice to diabetes education and management
    • GA3:
  3. apply principles of service planning and management to the delivery of diabetes education in a variety of settings
    • GA2:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

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