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Study a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Studies at Curtin University
GC-DIABS

Diabetes Studies

Graduate certificate

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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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Studies
  • Duration

    Duration

    1 year part-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    100
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 2, 2024

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11 July 2024

Semester 1, 2025

Applications now open!

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline

Outline

Outline

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 and 2.

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

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Specifically, prospective students must have a health-related degree with a Course Weighted Average of 65% or above and an academic status of Good Standing OR be a health professional.  An Aboriginal health worker/Aboriginal health practitioner may apply for portfolio entry into the course.

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.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$13,302*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2026

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-DIABS
  • Last updated on: 16 June 2024

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