School Of Medicine

Clinical Practice in Diabetes 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 401286.1


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
David Simmons

Assumed Knowledge
Basic knowledge and understanding of pathophysiology and clinical diabetes.

401284 Clinical Practice in Diabetes 1 AND 401285 Diabetes Self-Management Support 1: Individuals

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4761 Graduate Certificate or 4762 Graduate Diploma in Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - COMPOSITE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit will focus on the disease process leading to chronic complications of diabetes. Students will examine the screening process, interventions and the management of established microvascular and macrovascular disease associated with diabetes. Students investigate the elderly and vulnerable populations for the synthesis of individualisation of diabetes care and management. Health practitioner clinical skills directly impact on the short and long term health status of people with diabetes. In this online unit, there is a mandatory five day face-to-face clinical workshop component and a mandatory 40 hours of clinical practicum that will be undertaken by all students in this unit.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

NOTE: Student Undertaking and Working With Children Check have been temporarily removed.

Prior to enrolling in this unit, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.

Please note, the requirement for a First Aid Certificate is currently not applicable due to COVID enforced restrictions.

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

To be eligible to enrol in this unit and complete any required health-related placements or experiences, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Course Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your course.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your course, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

1. Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one

2. Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history

3. Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements

4. Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements: the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire course.
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page.


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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