Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

308408 v.1 Master of Diabetes Education


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


This course aims to prepare participants for advanced practice in the field of Diabetes Education by developing the necessary knowledge and skills to be a scholar, leader, researcher and change agent in diabetes management. The curriculum is flexible to accommodate the individual needs of participants. An extensive review of literature and development of a research proposal or project in a diabetes related field will be undertaken.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A demonstrated high academic performance at undergraduate or postgraduate level from a recognised institution. Registered nurses without a bachelor degree may gain entry to the course through an alternative mode of entry, on consideration of the applicant's current clinical and educational experience and professional development. Applicants must also have current discipline-specific registration, where appropriate, to undertake clinical based units. In addition to the above criteria, international students must have completed the equivalent Graduate Certificate units offshore and applicants will be required to demonstrate competence in English, as per University entry requirements, as at:

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

Recognition of prior learning is assessed on an individual basis based on previous completion of approved tertiary studies and related work experience. Applicants currently registered as a diabetes educator with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association may apply for recognition of prior learning in Diabetes Education 541 and Diabetes Education 542.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences Diabetes Education

Course Organisation

This course is available externally, although some units may be available internally. Students are required to use the Internet to support their studies. Students are required to participate in clinical practice (two x 10 days) as part of the units, Diabetes Education 541 and Diabetes Education 542. Part-time students will need to complete the other units listed in the first year program prior to undertaking the Health Contact 590 or Health Project Preparation 591.

Professional Recognition

Components of this course have Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) Accreditation, 2003-2007. Graduates may be able to use evidence of completion of some components of this course as evidence to support an application for registration with ADEA.

Career Opportunities

Graduates generally find employment within the speciality of diabetes. There may also be opportunities to specialise as a Diabetes Educator.

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
301950 v.3   Research and Evaluation in International Health 600 8.0 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
308409 v.1 * Health Project Preparation 591 4.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

308410 v.1 # Health Project 690 16.0 100.0
# Taught over full year for part-time students
* Students undertaking this unit are required to select another elective in consultation with the Course Coordinator.


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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