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|Previously coded as:||HND632|
|Unit chair:||B Rasmussen|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit explores what it means to be diagnosed with diabetes; the problems of adjusting to chronic illness and the role of family, friends and health professionals in that adjustment. The unit draws on nursing, psychological and sociological perspectives to clarify the different problems that an individual with diabetes encounters and to formulate appropriate caring strategies. The role of a diabetes educator in relation to current practice guidelines is explored. This includes the concepts of empowerment and health promotion together with the diabetes educator’s role in multidisciplinary teams working within the health care system. The relationship between people with diabetes and health professionals and its impact on clinical outcomes underpins the unit, and strategies to facilitate good clinical communication, empowerment, and health promotion are provided. Students will explore a number of approaches to caring for people with diabetes and analyse their effectiveness.
Assignment 1 (2000 words) 40%, assignment 2 comprises two parts - Part A: On-line assessment of ADEA modules (Chronic Condition Self-Management Program) (1000 words) 15% and Part B: Patient case study from the students' clinical practice (2000 words) 45%
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|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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