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Diabetes Studies Specialisation

Postgraduate specialisation

Gain comprehensive knowledge in diabetes care and education, for a career that will advance the healthcare of people living with diabetes and their families.

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  • Qualification
    Diabetes Studies Specialisation (M AdvPrc)
  • Credit
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Why study Diabetes Studies Specialisation at Curtin?

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The Diabetes Studies specialisation is available to study as a graduate certificate and as part of the Master of Advanced Practice. It is designed for registered nurses, midwives and paramedics who have a professional or career interest in diabetics healthcare and education. 

Key components include: 

  • the nature and prevalence of diabetes within local, national and global contexts 
  • provision of individualised diabetes care and management across the lifespan and in priority populations. 
  • physical, biological, psychological and psychosocial issues associated with the disease, its diagnostic criteria, 
  • evidence-based theories that are advancing knowledge in diabetes healthcare and education.  

You will also undertake a clinical placement in a diabetes-related health service, to consolidate your knowledge and further develop your interprofessional learning and collaboration skills. 

The Diabetes Studies specialisation is offered as an online course studied on a part-time basis only. We recommend that you study one or two units of study per semester. 

Note: This specialisation is offered in semester 1.

See our handbook for more information. 

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

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