GC-DIABET v.1 Graduate Certificate in Diabetes
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
Graduate Certificates prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes provides student with an applied foundation in biological and behavioural sciences, principles of teaching and learning, chronic disease self-management education and best practice management of diabetes. Graduates will have the capacity to advance diabetes education and guide clinical practice in their discipline specific area. Theory and practice is integrated through partnerships with the School of Nursing and Midwifery and health care facilities.
Eligible health professionals (Registered Nurse (RN or Division One), Registered Midwife, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Registered Medical Practitioner, Registered Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist or a Registered Physiotherapist) graduating from this course will be able to use this award towards an application or credentialling with ADEA. Refer to http://www.adea.com.au/credentialling/for-students/ for further details.
This course is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) for 2015-2019.
Generally graduates from this course, who have a clinical based health or allied health professional background, may gain employment in the fieldof diabetes education and care. Graduates who are eligible for ADEA credentialing may be better placed to achieve designated diabetes educator positions. Graduates from this course, who do not have a health professional background may gain employment in an allied field, for example diabetes research.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials. Other course related expenses are associated with clinical practice. These include the costs incurred for Criminal Record Screening and Clearance, Working with Children Clearance and Immunisation requirements. Students who undertake a placement in Victoria or Tasmania may be required to meet the costs associated with their clinical placement as charged by the clinical facility. Alternately, students may be eligible to attend another interstate placement. However the costs of travel and accommodation will be met by the student.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, prospective students must have a bachelor degree in a relevant clinical based health or allied health field or in a related area OR a registered nurse; a minimum of 12 months postgraduate experience in a specialist area of practice; current health professional registration / accreditation; complete criminal record screening and clearance, working with children clearance and immunisation protocols. An enrolled nurse or an Aboriginal health worker may gain entry into the course based on professional and educational experiences.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Consideration will be given to appropriate formal university programs or other forms of continuing education. Processes will be consistent with university guidelines and the guidelines provided by the external accrediting body (ADEA).
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Award Pathway ( Specific)
Graduates may qualify for entry to the Graduate Diploma in Diabetes, Diabetes Major (MSc Clinical) or other approved majors in MSc (Clinical) course.
Course Entry / Completion Note
Students completing Diabetes Professional Practice are required to comply with criminal record screening and clearance, working with children clearance and immunisation protocols.
Graduate Certificates contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences.
This course can be studied in the external (online) study mode only. Students are expected to commit ten (10) hours each week to online study for each unit. Students studying part-time must complete Diabetes Mellitus, Living with Diabetes and Chronic Conditions of Self-Management before undertaking Diabetes Professional Practice. As part of Diabetes Professional Practice, students are required to undertake a clinical practicum in one or more clinical settings.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply theoretical knowledge to provide evidence based care and management to people with diabetes
2. enact problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills to respond to clinical and professional challenges in diabetes care
3. locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature to inform decision making relevant to diabetes self-management
4. demonstrate quality written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in academic, professional and health care contexts
5. use information technology to inform on-going learning needs and evidence based practice; use technology applications to support client care
6. use lifelong learning skills to maintain currency of practice
7. recognise the national and global diabetes issues and examine strategic health care directions
8. demonstrate cultural competence in the provision of diabetes related care to multi-cultural groups and the Indigenous people
9. engage in health care settings, demonstrating foundation level skills and behaviours based on the physical, psychological, social, political, environmental and cultural perspectives of health and disease and perform in an ethical manner appropriate to the scope of practice of the individual's profession; work in multidisciplinary teams to support diabetes self-management
Duration and Availability
This course is two semesters (one year) or four semesters (two years) part-time study. There is a semester two intake for this course only.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|HLPR5000||v.1||Chronic Condition Self-Management||10.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|GMED5003||v.1||Living with Diabetes||10.0||25.0|
|NURS5024||v.1||Diabetes Professional Practice||10.0||25.0|
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