Courses Handbook 2010

311581 v.1 Master of Science (Diabetes)

Course CRICOS Code: 064460J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


The Master of Science (Diabetes) provides the student with the opportunity to advance foundation knowledge and skills in diabetes self-management within the framework of chronic disease and the health impacts associated with the disease. In addition graduates will undertake research and /or advanced scholarly activity primarily in the diabetes field.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A Graduate Certificate in diabetes or industry equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This course is three semesters (one year six months) full-time study or six semesters (three years) part-time study. Intake for the course is available twice a year.

Intermediate Awards 1

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Diabetes; Graduate Diploma in Diabetes.

Course Organisation

The course can be studied both in the external (on-line) study mode or internal mode. The internal mode will only be offered if enrolment numbers are sufficient. The Health Project Preparation 591 unit must be completed immediately prior to undertaking Health Project 691 and 692. Health Project 691 and 692 must be completed after all other units have been completed.

Professional Recognition

Please note: No firm commitment in regard to professional membership/accreditation can be made.

Career Opportunities

Please note: no firm commitment to employment can be made as positions are subject to industry requirements. Generally graduates from this course may expect to advance career prospects in the field of chronic disease management.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
311572 v.1   Living with Diabetes 512 4.0 25.0
311573 v.1   Diabetes Mellitus 511 4.0 25.0
311574 v.1   Chronic Condition Self-Management 513 4.0 25.0
311576 v.1   Diabetes Professional Practice 514 4.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
4712 v.3   Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582 4.0 25.0
301950 v.3   Research and Evaluation in International Health 600 8.0 25.0
300720 v.4   Research Foundations in Nursing and Midwifery 213 4.0 25.0
308409 v.1   Health Project Preparation 591 3.0 25.0
311575 v.1   Chronic Illness 521 4.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 1
310475 v.1   Health Project 691 20.0 50.0
310476 v.1   Health Project 692 20.0 50.0


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2010 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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