Postgraduate coursework

Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education

Accredited by the Australia Diabetes Educators Association, Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education qualifies eligible graduates to register as a CDE.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year part time

Campuses

This course is only offered in FutureLearn mode

Cloud (online)

Course information

Diabetes is recognised as the world’s fastest growing chronic condition, with an estimated 415 million people affected by diabetes worldwide in 2015.

This course is for health professionals to support individuals, carers and the community to reduce the prevalence and impact of this complex disease.

You will learn about the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the disease, its sociocultural and psychological effects, as well as techniques for effective management and prevention through education to become a qualified and in-demand health professional.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education students must attain 4 credit points.
All four 1 credit point units are core units (these are compulsory).

 

Core units

Each unit below is delivered on FutureLearn and takes approximately 10 weeks to complete in addition to assessment tasks. These units are broken down into easily-manageable two-week blocks, allowing you the freedom to fit learning around your work, family and lifestyle.

Trimester 1

  • Pathophysiology of Diabetes HND701
  • Diabetes in Social and Psychological Contexts HND732
  • Trimester 2

  • Management of Diabetes HND702
  • Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals HND731
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    H520
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

    Note for international students: This course is 100% online and international students enrolled in the course will not be eligible for an international student visa

    Workload

    As a student in a Cloud (online) course in the Faculty of Health you will be expected to spend 8-10 hours every week studying, undertaking various learning tasks, interacting with others and completing assessment tasks for each unit in your course. An optional three-day workshop at Burwood (Melbourne) is scheduled during Trimester 2.

    Work experience

    Australian students seeking ADEA credentialing must successfully complete a 40 hour clinical practicum (while enrolled in the course), organised by academic staff.

    International students are advised to refer to the professional bodies in their home country and are not able to seek credentialing with the ADEA or undertake clinical placement in Australia.

    Try some of this course for free

    Trial this course on FutureLearn

    The coursework units in this course are delivered on FutureLearn, a highly flexible, easy-to-use online learning platform that connects you with Deakin students and practitioners from all corners of the world for a truly global perspective.

    Units delivered on FutureLearn are broken down into easily-manageable two-week blocks, allowing you the flexibility to fit learning around your work and lifestyle.

    The first two-week block of this course is delivered for free, meaning you can get a taste for Deakin’s world-class education before deciding to continue on to complete your course.

    Learn more about FutureLearn

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Applicants for the course must be appropriately qualified and currently registered professionals with a health science background, including registered nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists, exercise physiologists and general practitioners. Applicants should have at least two years’ experience working in their chosen field since undergraduate course completion. In order to undertake the placement component of this course students must be one of the ADEA listed CDE eligible professions, with current registration to practice as such (eg AHPRA).

    If you hold a tertiary health related degree in another area (for example in psychology, social work etc) you are still able to undertake and complete your Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education at Deakin, but you may not be eligible to become a credentialed diabetes educator. For further information, please visit the ADEA Being a Credentialled Diabetes Educator website.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Fee rate

    Each unit is $2780. Units in this course are delivered via Future Learn

    Find out more about fees

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education, you may wish to look for further study options or seek accreditation with the relevant professional bodies in your area to become a practicing diabetes education professional.

    Professional recognition

    This course is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Australian students may be eligible to seek registration as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator with ADEA, subsequent to completing additional requirements.

    International students are advised to refer to the professional bodies in their home country and are not able to seek credentialing with the ADEA or undertake clinical placement in Australia.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

    Apply diabetes-specific knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practice that comply with organisational, legal and business requirements by evaluation and interpretation of literature to manage acute and long term complications.

    Communication

    Autonomously communicate complex knowledge and ideas to clients and their families, health professionals, and the wider diabetes community in varied specialised or creative contexts, demonstrating well developed judgment, adaptability, accountability and responsibility

    Demonstrate advanced understanding of principles in diabetes care by conveying complex knowledge and ideas to clients and their families, health professionals and the wider diabetes community in a creative and engaging manner.

    Digital Literacy

    evaluate information using digital technologies to effectively disseminate relevant information to professional networks, clients and communities.

    Critical thinking

    Critically identify, analyse, evaluate and apply research knowledge and skills for all aspects of diabetes care.

    Problem Solving

    Apply best practice and respond effectively by using a well-developed diabetes education plan within an evidence-based framework.

    Self-management

    Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner and diabetes educator within their scope of practice.

    Teamwork

    Practice collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, health professionals, and in partnership with clients to develop mutually agreeable diabetes care plans.

    Global Citizenship

    Advocate for equitable access for all people affected by diabetes to best practice diabetes education and care services in a cultural diverse and global context.

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you are only applying for one course. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

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    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Normal University regulation and guidelines pertain to students applying for credit for prior learning within this program. In all cases credit will need to be determined on a case-by-case basis with maximum credit granted being consistent with university policy. Credit for prior learning is not usually provided for HND701 The Pathophysiology of Diabetes, HND732 Diabetes in Professional Contexts or HND702 Management of Diabetes due to the specificity of the course content.

    The Advance Diabetes Management Modules (PDU) DO NOT confer credit for prior learning for this course or the units within this course.

    Faculty contact information

    Health - Student and Academic Services
     +61 3 9251 7777
    health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

    OR

    School of Nursing and Midwifery Postgraduate Enrolments Team

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