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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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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. 

Why study

  • Curtin is an industry-partnered university and we have designed this specialisation to meet the health sector’s demand for postgraduate courses that meet the demand for specialists in diabetes healthcare. 
  • The graduate certificate for this specialisation is progressive in that you can choose to pause your postgraduate studies after gaining that qualification or continue studying for your master’s degree. 

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

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  • Curtin course code: SPPC-DIABS
  • Last updated on: 24/09/2022