HND731 - Contemporary Approaches to Diabetes Education


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 x 1 hour online seminars (recordings provided).


The aim is for students to develop in-depth knowledge, skills, and values inherent in teaching and learning processes that are important to practice as diabetes educators. The focus is on people as learners and the ways in which diabetes educators can facilitate learning and behaviour change and develop their communication and teaching skills through reflective practice.

This unit covers current perspectives of learning and teaching and identifies how learning is facilitated using different health promotional approaches, traditional and creative teaching methods and technology. The unit provides an introduction to the psychological foundations of learning and the impact of group dynamics on teaching and learning. It has been designed to encourage practitioners in the field of health and self-care education to examine and reflect on their approaches to teaching, facilitation, and communication.

The first part of the unit presents information about the broader theoretical issues of learning and behaviour change which may influence the education process. The second part examines the skills necessary for practitioners in the field of diabetes education to implement and evaluate health education programs and contextualises the role and scope of practice of varying disciplines able to become credentialed diabetes educators.

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