Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
1 year part time
|Deakin course code||H520|
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Work experience
This course qualifies you as a health professional with a focus on diabetes – an enormous and growing public health issue.
The incidence of diabetes is increasing in Australia, with close to 1 in 25 Australians now living with the disease. With diabetes one of the top 10 causes of death in Australia, the knowledge and skills you gain in this course will prepare you to work in an important area of health education.
This course is accredited with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). In addition, by completing the clinical practicum and workshop components of the course, graduates may be eligible to seek registration as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) with ADEA. As a CDE you may register with Medicare and the Department of Veterans Affairs, enabling patients/clients to seek higher rebates for the services provided.
This course may be used as Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) for the Master of Nursing Practice and the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner).
Indicative student 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, interacting via CloudDeakin and completing assessment tasks for each unit in your course.
The course is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). In addition, by completing the clinical practicum and seminar components of the course you may be eligible to seek registration as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator with ADEA, subsequent to fulfilling the additional requirements set by ADEA for this purpose.
Note: This course is currently accredited as at the date of publishing.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
Course Learning Outcomes
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.
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.
evaluate information using digital technologies to effectively disseminate relevant information to professional networks, clients and communities.
Critically identify, analyse, evaluate and apply research knowledge and skills for all aspects of diabetes care.
Apply best practice and respond effectively by using a well-developed diabetes education plan within an evidence-based framework.
Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner and diabetes educator within their scope of practice.
Practice collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, health professionals, and in partnership with clients to develop mutually agreeable diabetes care plans.
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.
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).
Students seeking ADEA credentialing must successfully complete a 40 hour clinical practicum (while enrolled in the course), organised by academic staff and attend a three day seminar at Burwood (Melbourne) scheduled during Trimester two. If you are not registered in Australia as a health practitioner with the appropriate registering body you will not be able to seek credentialing with the ADEA nor will you be able to attend the 40 hour clinical practicum.
|HND701||Pathophysiology of Diabetes|
|HND732||Diabetes in Social and Psychological Contexts|
|HND702||Management of Diabetes|
|HND731||Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals|
Students seeking ADEA credentialing must successfully complete a 40 hour clinical practicum (while enrolled in the course), organised by academic staff and attend a three day seminar at Burwood (Melbourne) scheduled during Trimester two.