Diabetes education

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Overview

Develop the skills, knowledge and attributes to educate clients with diabetes. In doing so you will be reducing the burden of living with diabetes, one of the fastest-growing public health issues and causes of death in Australia.

The program involves different assessment strategies, which suits students with diverse professional, educational and cultural backgrounds.

Dr BODIL RASMUSSEN

CHAIR IN NURSING (WESTERN HEALTH)

Benchmark course

Our course, the first and longest running in Australia, has a unique teaching partnership with Diabetes Victoria. This ensures an alignment between the course curriculum, clinicians and the leading Australian diabetes consumer organisation.

Diabetes education courses

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Our academic staff are accredited diabetes educators, as well as active researchers, covering a broad range of illness and health-related areas, including diabetes, obesity and mental illness.

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Recent research

Physical, social, psychological and cultural factors influencing breastfeeding intention, initiation and duration among women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

A/Prof. Bodil Rasmussen, A/Prof. Judy Currey, Dr Ian Story, Prof. Vibeke Zoffmann, Prof. Trisha Dunning, Karen Crawford, and Caroline Hines

Deakin University, Gothenburg University, Sweden, Royal Women’s Hospital, Western Health, Mercy Hospital for Women

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). You may also be able to register as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE).

Career opportunities

If you are eligible to register as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE), you’ll provide families, carers and healthcare providers with quality diabetes education and advice.

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