MJRP-DIABE v.2 Diabetes Major (MSc Clinical)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
The Diabetes Major provides the student with the opportunity to advance foundation knowledge and skills in diabetes self-management within the framework of chronic disease and the health impacts associated with the disease. In addition graduates will undertake research primarily in the diabetes field. This major builds on the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes, which is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, and the Graduate Diploma in Diabetes.
This Major builds on the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes, which is recognised by ADEA as an award that can be used towards an application for credentialing with ADEA. No further professional recognition is obtained through completing this Major.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Applicants must hold a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes with a high course weighted average (greater than 70 percent). Students must have current health discipline-specific registrations, where appropriate, to undertake any unit involving clinical practice.
Major Entry/Completion Note
This major is not available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
This Major provides the student with the opportunity to advance foundation knowledge and skills in diabetes self-management within the framework of chronic disease and the health impacts associated with the disease. In addition graduates will undertake advanced scholarly activity primarily in the diabetes field. The Major can be studied on-line only.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply theoretical knowledge to provide evidence based care and management to people with chronic health conditions; conduct research or scholarly work to contribute to clinical practice
2. enact problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills to response to clinical and professional challenges in chronic disease care; think creatively to generate innovative solutions concerning barriers to chronic disease management and care
3. locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature on chronic disease; evaluate and synthesise evidence to inform decision making relevant to chronic disease management and care
4. demonstrate quality written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in academic, professional and health care contexts; communicate research findings in a manner appropriate to professional group
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 and sustain intellectual curiosity through research
7. recognise the national and global chronic disease issues and examine the strategic healthcare directions; integrate international evidence based practice into chronic condition speciality
8. demonstrate cultural competence in the provision of chronic disease health care to multi-cultural groups and the Indigenous people
9. demonstrate professional and ethical practice as a health care professional and researcher; work in multidisciplinary teams to support chronic condition self-management
Duration and Availability
This major is Part-time study. Intake for the major is available in semester two only.
|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|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|INDH5001||v.1||Indigenous and Global Health||1.0||25.0|
|NURS5005||v.1||Evidence Informed Clinical Practice||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|MEDS6013||v.2||Research and Evaluation in Health||8.0||25.0|
|NURS5026||v.1||Clinical Operational Management||3.6||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|PUBH6021||v.1||Health Research Professional Project Development||8.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|HEAL6002||v.2||Health Research Professional Project||8.0||50.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 3 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|NURS5035||v.1||Qualitative Methods in Health Research||4.0||25.0|
|STAT6000||v.1||Health Research Methods||4.0||25.0|
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