96317 Diabetes Pathways6cp; 3 x 1hr (online, e.g. zoom), 15-20 hours per week (self-directed study and participation in module activities); availability: online coursework degrees students only
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This subject is designed to develop students' knowledge of the burden of chronic disease, as a significant health issue in Australia. Adopting type 2 diabetes mellitus, as an exemplar, emphasis is placed on appraising the contributory factors and addressing the challenges in the prevention, management and minimisation of complications of chronic disease.
Diabetes is illustrative of the complex interplay between lifestyle factors, including obesity, diet and sedentary lifestyle, and the potential for the development of further chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. The subject facilitates students’ understanding and application of strategies, within public health, health promotion, health education and health literacy, in the prevention and self-management of chronic disease. The role of the nurse, in the development of policy, best practice, education and research, to address the challenges in providing chronic disease care and healthcare reform, will be examined.
Although centred on diabetes, the subject content will also facilitate students' exploration of their own context for practice.
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