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93006 Clinical Practice in Diabetes

6cp; 3-day workshop (7hrs/day), 40hrs clinical placement; participants are also expected to complete 2hpw of independent study online
Requisite(s): 92934 Clinical Management in Diabetes AND 92845 Primary Health Care in Diabetes
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This is a clinical practice subject designed to extend clinical development and intellectual engagement within an area of clinical specialty practice in diabetes education and management. The subject offers participants the opportunity to link theory to practice by undertaking simulation role-play, and self- and peer-assessment to enhance critical analysis and reflective thinking in the clinical setting.

Clinical placement experience validates the importance of multidisciplinary team involvement in the care and management of the client with diabetes, and is a compulsory component of this subject. Participants have the opportunity to identify the integration of best-practice guidelines into the clinical practice environment to support client care.

This subject acknowledges one of the core competencies of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) as the focus on the healthcare professional/diabetes educator in acknowledging the central role of the person with diabetes in the management of their condition and right to self-determine their lifestyle and treatment choices. The diabetes educator uses client-centred and evidence-based approaches to support the person with diabetes to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively and proactively contribute to managing their health.

Focus is on care of the client with diabetes from the perspective of the endocrinologist, psychologist/social worker, optometrist, dentist, podiatrist and diabetes educator, as well as the roles of reflective thinking and health coaching in the care of the client.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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