Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

301415 v.2 Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Diabetes Education)


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This course provides health professionals with a broad and sound foundation in biological and behavioural sciences, the principles of teaching and learning and best practice management of diabetes. Graduates will have the capacity to advance diabetes education, guide clinical practice and prepare for projects and research in the diabetes field.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A relevant bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution. An alternate mode of entry is available for health professionals without a degree, but with substantiative work experience.

Specific Requirements

Applicants studying Diabetes Education 541 and Diabetes Education 542 should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Applicants currently credentialed as a Diabetes Educator with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association should apply for recognition of prior learning in Diabetes Education 541 and Diabetes Education 542.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or two-years part-time study. It is available by external study although some units may be studied internally.

Intermediate Awards

A student who has successfully completed all the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education (completion of Diabetes Education 541 and Diabetes Education 542) may apply under exceptional circumstance provisions for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School. For further definition refer to the Statement and Awards section under General Information.

Course Organisation

Students are required to participate in clinical practice (2 x 10 days) as part of Diabetes Education 541 and Diabetes Education 542. Health Contract 590 must be completed in the final semester of study.

Professional Recognition

This course has the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) Accreditation 2003 - 2007. Graduates will be able to use this course as part-evidence to support an application for credentialing with ADEA.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

Students are required to have and maintain reliable Internet access and pay for the cost of obtaining and using Internet access as part of their studies.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
4712 v.3   Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582 4.0 25.0
301410 v.2   Diabetes Education 541 8.0 50.0

Year 1 Semester 2

301411 v.2   Diabetes Education 542 8.0 50.0
301413 v.3   Health Contract 590 8.0 50.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1       Y  
2006 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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