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This clinically focused program is designed for multidisciplinary clinicians who would like to specialise in diabetes clinical care and education.
Diabetes Care and Education at Western
Underpinned by an empowerment approach to person-centred diabetes care, you will learn about the clinical management of diabetes and how best to support and educate people with diabetes regarding the management of their condition and optimisation of their health.
In addition to examining the aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical assessment and management of different types of diabetes and short and long term complications, this program will explore self-management support at the system, organisational and individual level.
This inter-professional program provides the opportunity for you to learn with, about, and from other health disciplines in delivering diabetes care. Delivered online, the program also includes a compulsory one week face-to-face clinical skills workshop and 40 hours of mandatory clinical practicum.
Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
Fees and delivery
This course is not available to international students on a student visa.
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Career options for health professionals of this program are diverse, ranging from employment in primary, secondary, tertiary health care services and private practice. Graduates that do not have a health professional background may have the option of employment in research, health promotion and the pharmaceutical industry.
Graduates from this program who are currently registered/accredited by The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are eligible to apply for Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) Credentialling program to become a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE), and are better positioned to gain employment in a clinically based diabetes service.
Healthcare professionals assist and educate health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.