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.