School Of Medicine

Diabetes Self-Management Support 1: IndividualsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401285.1


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Cathy Wilson

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students m ust be enrolled in the a postgraduate course with evidence of 12 month clinically relevant practice or substantial experience in working with people with diabetes.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Supporting individuals to self-manage their diabetes is the central element of advanced diabetes practice. Underpinned by the empowerment approach, students undertaking this unit will learn the necessary knowledge and skills in educating people with diabetes how to best manage their condition and support behaviours and emotional wellbeing that achieves person centred goals. Drawing on educational, psychological, social and behavioural theories students will learn practical skills in communication, psychological assessment, goal setting and problem-solving that will promote self-care for people with prediabetes and diabetes. This unit is only offered in Spring Session.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students will need a computer and reliable internet access

4761.1Graduate Certificate in Person-centred Diabetes Care and EducationCURRENT
4762.1Graduate Diploma in Person-centred Diabetes Care and EducationCONTINUING
4762.2Graduate Diploma in Person-centred Diabetes Care and EducationSUSPENDED
4771.1Master of Person-centred Diabetes Care and EducationCURRENT

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