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HND732 - Diabetes in Social and Psychological Contexts

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:HND632
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Bodil Rasmussen





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Literature review (3000 words) 60%

Unit Fee Information

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
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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