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 Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Studies 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 Graduate Certificate is offered in semester 1.
See our handbook for more information.
What you'll learn
- demonstrate knowledge of relevant local, national and international policies and practice standards in order to synthesise knowledge of interrelationships between local, national and global issues, and apply an intersectional analysis to diabetes practice
- apply problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills to respond to clinical and professional challenges in diabetes
- research, evaluate and synthesise information within and beyond the discipline, which generates sustainable solutions appropriate to diverse contexts.
- Apply appropriate communication and interpersonal skills using a variety of media relevant to the audience and guided by the ethical principles of the health professions that are underpinned by pursuing social justice and upholding human rights.
- use technologies to inform on going evidence based practice to support person and family centred care
- establish and sustain intellectual curiosity by using a range of learning strategies; including research informed practice and professional development resulting in lifelong learning skills
- recognise and respond to regional, national and global diabetes trends and innovations; incorporate strategic health care directions related to diabetes studies
- demonstrate cultural capability in diabetes to multi cultural groups and the Indigenous people in both global and local settings
- demonstrate knowledge of interdisciplinary healthcare provision based on the physical, psychological, social, political, ethical, legal and cultural perspectives to optimise diabetes self-management