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C11115v6 Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management (GradCertDiabEdM)
UAC code: 940845 (Autumn session) , 940890 (distance) (Autumn session)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus (Sydney), Brisbane

Notes

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Applications
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

Open to all health professionals, this multi-disciplinary course develops appropriately qualified students for work as health professionals in the area of diabetes education and management in a variety of settings.

Students have strong involvement with academics and clinicians from major teaching hospitals and diabetes centres.

The course approaches diabetes education and management from scientific, aetiology and pathophysiological perspectives as well as exploring theories of health behaviour and the implications these have for practise. Students examine the systems in place to prevent and manage diabetes with an emphasis on the self-management model of care.

Career options

Career options include diabetes educators and managers in a variety of settings. Professionals in certain disciplines are also eligible to apply to gain Credentialled Diabetes Educator status authorised by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) and AHPRA.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Are reflective critical thinkers who contribute to practice, policy, and research to enhance health care and health outcomes
1.1 Locate, synthesise and apply research knowledge and skills to critically evaluate the available evidence for all aspects of diabetes management and education
1.2 Critically appraise own knowledge, skills and work practices to maintain professional standards and engage in lifelong learning
2.0 Are effective, collaborative and responsive leaders
2.1 Lead and advocate, within scope of practice, for person centred diabetes self-management in an interdisciplinary team
2.2 Evaluate and build the capacity of the interdisciplinary health workforce to enable health promoting environments
3.0 Are socially, culturally and ethically accountable and consider health care in a global context
3.1 Demonstrate social, cultural and ethical accountability in striving for efficient use of resources and equity of access to optimal and safe health care
4.0 Communicate appropriately and consistently in diverse situations
4.1 Communicate effectively and appropriately in challenging, complex, and diverse situations across all aspects of the health system
4.2 Assess readiness to learn and use counselling and coaching techniques to facilitate and support behaviour change
5.0 Embody the professional qualities appropriate to the scope of their role
5.1 Practise effectively within their own discipline's regulatory frameworks, standards and codes of practice (Eg, DAA, ESSA, AHPRA, Pharmacy Association etc) including the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) National Standards of Practice for Diabetes Educators
6.0 Demonstrate professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness
6.1 Demonstrate, respect and value for world view differences and in particular Australian Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing
6.2 Critically reflect upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing
6.3 Recognise the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into practice

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Previous qualifications must be in a health-related field such as nursing, allied health or medicine.

Applicants must also have had at least one year's full-time professional employment in their health-related discipline, partly in a diabetes-related clinical area. It is assumed that applicants have a basic knowledge of the practice of diabetes education and management.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Applications

This course is offered in block mode in Sydney and Brisbane. Note, for administrative purposes only, students attending in Brisbane need to enrol in the course as distance rather than block.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, part-time basis. It is studied through four blended online subjects, which include two residential workshops. The workshops are offered in Sydney and Brisbane.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 24 credit points of study, comprising specified UTS: Health subjects.

Course completion requirements

92934 Clinical Management in Diabetes 6cp
92845 Primary Health Care in Diabetes 6cp
92721 Health Education and Health Promotion 6cp
93006 Clinical Practice in Diabetes 6cp
Total 24cp

Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
92934 Clinical Management in Diabetes   6cp
92845 Primary Health Care in Diabetes   6cp
Spring session
92721 Health Education and Health Promotion   6cp
93006 Clinical Practice in Diabetes   6cp

Professional recognition

Practitioners from the disciplines listed below are eligible to proceed with the credentialling process through the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) to gain authorisation as a credentialled diabetes educator once they have completed this accredited course (a compulsory prerequisite of the credentialling process). Eligible disciplines include: registered nurses (RN or division one); accredited practising dieticians; registered medical practitioners; registered pharmacists; podiatrists; accredited exercise physiologists; physiotherapists; and registered midwives.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Health

Cathy/Catherine Wilson
Course coordinator
telephone +61 2 9514 5125