The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Management and Education is an 18-unit program offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences. The course is only available part-time and can be completed in two semesters.
The course provides students with contemporary knowledge and skills required to effectively care for clients with diabetes mellitus, and equip them to contribute to research in this area. It comprises three non-practicum and one practical topic involving 40 hours of clinical placement. The non-practicum topics are each conducted as five day intensive blocks: that is three block weeks at the University through the year.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course aims to provide the opportunity for individuals from any professional background who are working in health related areas to deepen their knowledge base in diabetes management and education.
Graduates of this course are expected to be able to:
- implement the knowledge and skills required to effectively educate and manage clients with or at risk of diabetes across the lifespan;
- locate and utilise the best available evidence to provide diabetes management and education; and
- demonstrate professional entry level competence against the Australian Diabetes Educators Association National Core Competencies.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Management and Education, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Core - Year 1 topics
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion or in 9 units or more, may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.
A student who fails the clinical component of any topic will receive a fail grade for the entire topic.
Except with permission of the Faculty Board:
- no topic may be attempted more than twice;
- the program must be completed in four consecutive semesters.