The Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Diabetes Management and Education) is a 36-unit course offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification, must be registered nurses in Australia and must have a minimum of one year post-registration practice experience.
However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Diabetes Management and Education) aims to:
- facilitate development of specialised knowledge, skills and attributes for application in a range of diabetes management and educational environments
- extend student knowledge in research for practice development
In addition to the learning outcomes of the Graduate Diploma in Nursing, on completion of this course, students in the Diabetes Management and Education nursing specialisation will be able to:
- examine the complexity of primary health care issues related to diabetes management and education
- critically analyse evidence for the provision of education and management to clients with or at risk of diabetes across the lifespan
- implement the knowledge and skills required to effectively educate and manage clients with or at risk of diabetes across the lifespan
- demonstrate professional entry level competence against the Australian Diabetes Educators Association National Core Competencies.
Program of Study
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Diabetes Management and Education) a student must complete 36 units as specified below with a grade of Pass or NGP or better in each topic.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion or in 9 units or more, or failure to complete the course within four consecutive semesters may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.
Except with permission of the Dean (Education):
- no topic may be attempted more than twice
- a student may not include a topic which repeats work previously undertaken.
Not all topics will be available in any given year or semester
Specialisation - Diabetes Management and Education - Core topics
18 units comprising:
NURS8730 Diabetes Management (4.5 units)
NURS8731 Diabetes Health Promotion (4.5 units)
NURS8732 Diabetes Practicum (4.5 units)
NURS8733 Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Management (4.5 units)
Core - Year 1 topics
18 units comprising:
NURS9123 Epidemiology and Population Studies for Health Care Practice (4.5 units)
NURS9124 Advanced Thinking, Communicating and Problem Solving for Health Professionals (4.5 units)
NURS9126 Leadership in Health Studies (4.5 units)
NURS9219 Introduction to Research (4.5 units)