Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Open to all health professionals, this multi-disciplinary course approaches diabetes education and management from scientific, aetiology and pathophysiological perspectives as well as exploring theories of health behaviour and the implications these have for practice. Students examine the systems in place to prevent and manage diabetes with an emphasis on the self-management model of care.
Those seeking a professional career in Diabetes Education and Management
Students must complete a total of 24 credit points, comprising specified UTS: Health subjects. Students are also required to undertake a clinical placement to consolidate their learning and introduce them to diabetes education and management practice.
- Subjects include: Clinical Management in Diabetes
- Primary Health Care in Diabetes
- Health Education and Health Promotion
- and, Clinical Practice in Diabetes
Standard entry requirements
- Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.Applicants must have a bachelor degree (or overseas equivalent) in a health related field such as nursing, allied health or medicine.Applications must also have employment in a health or health related discipline and current registration in Australia for one of the following: Registered Nurse (RN or Division One), Registered Midwife, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Registered Medical Practitioner, Registered Pharmacist, Registered Podiatrist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Registered Physiotherapist, Registered Psychologist, Aboriginal Health Practitioner.The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184.
Practitioners from the disciplines listed below are eligible to proceed with the credentialing process through the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) to gain authorisation as a credentialed diabetes educator once they have completed this accredited course (a compulsory prerequisite of the credentialing process). Eligible disciplines include: registered nurses (RN or division one); accredited practising dieticians; registered medical practitioners; registered pharmacists; podiatrists; accredited exercise physiologists; physiotherapists; and registered midwives.
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This course is offered in block mode in Sydney and Brisbane. Note, for administrative purposes only, students attending in Brisbane need to enrol in the course as distance rather than block. This course is not offered to international students.