Primary Care of Type 2 Diabetes

Subject 585-895 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Distance education
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 day orientation session at commencement of course
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Students are required to have access to a computer with e-mail application and a web browser. Technical support is not available from the University of Melbourne in setting up such a system.
Subject Overview: This subject will explore the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The principles of diabetes care will be explored with a focus on the scope of practice of the nurse providing clinical care, psychosocial support and education within a multidisciplinary framework.

At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of Type 2 diabetes
  • Identify the risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes
  • Contribute to the prevention, screening, and diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes
  • Educate patients in self management of Type 2 diabetes
  • Develop multidisciplinary management plans for patients with Type 2 diabetes within the primary health care setting
  • Two 1,000 word case studies due mid semester (40%)
  • Structured review of medical records equivalent to 500 words during semester (20%)
  • 2,000 word written assignment due end of semester (40%)
  • Attendance at orientation session Pass/fail hurdle requirement

Students must achieve a cumulative mark of at least 50% and a pass in both the clinical hurdle requirements in order to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • enhanced critical thinking skills
  • further enhanced clinical skills
  • further developed written and oral communication skills
Related Course(s): Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Nursing

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