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GD-DIABET

Diabetes

Graduate diploma

Advance your knowledge in diabetes self-management and its associated health impacts.

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Diabetes
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Diabetes at Curtin?

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Outline

Outline

In addition to the curriculum of the graduate certificate, you will learn to undertake effective projects and research in the diabetes field. You’ll explore various research methods particularly useful in the health sciences, prepare a literature review and develop a comprehensive research or project proposal.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

 

What jobs can the Graduate Diploma in Diabetes lead to?

Graduates with a clinical-based health or allied health professional background generally gain employment in the field of diabetes education and care. Graduates eligible for ADEA credentialing may be better placed to achieve designated diabetes education positions. Graduates without a health professional background may gain employment in an allied field, for example diabetes research.

What you'll learn

  • apply theoretical knowledge to provide evidence based care and management to people with chronic health conditions
  • enact problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills to respond to clinical and professional challenges in chronic disease care
  • locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature on chronic disease to inform decision making relevant to chronic disease self-management
  • demonstrate quality written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in academic, professional and health care contexts
  • use information technology to inform on-going learning needs and evidence based practice; use technology applications to support client care
  • use lifelong learning skills to maintain currency of practice
  • recognise the national and global chronic disease issues and examine strategic health care directions
  • demonstrate cultural competence in the provision of chronic disease health care to multi-cultural groups and the Indigenous people
  • demonstrate professional and ethical practice appropriate to professional background; work in multidisciplinary teams to support chronic condition self-management.

Professional recognition

Graduates who are health professionals, (Registered Nurse (RN or Division One), Registered Midwife. Accredited Practising Dietitian, Registered Medical Practioner, Registered Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist or a Registered Physiotherapist) are eligible to use this award towards an application for credentialing with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association. No further professional recognition is obtained through completing this diploma.

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.

Applicants require a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes (with a minimum course weighted average of 70) or equivalent AND a minimum of 12 months' postgraduate experience in a specialist area of practice.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

7.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

7.0

Overall band score

7.0

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for a Graduate Diploma in Diabetes (GD-DIABET) at Curtin.

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 & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $12,669*

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).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2025

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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