Primary Care of Type 2 Diabetes

Subject GENP90013 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Distance education

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This subject is conducted via distance education.
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours.
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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.

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website :


Dr John Furler


Bernie Cooper,
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 due end of semester (20% hurdle requirement)
  • 2,000 word written assignment due end of semester (40%)
  • Reflective journal due end of semester (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.

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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 Diploma in Primary Care Nursing

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