School Of Medicine

Diabetes in Primary CareWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401288.1


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
David Simmons

Assumed Knowledge
Advanced knowledge in diabetes care and education

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must 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
Most of the health care provided to people with diabetes is provided by general practice clinicians and multidisciplinary health care professionals in primary care. This unit will explore the core issues that arise in primary care relating to foundational aspects of care. The unit will comprise of Learning Pods/modules that enable students to choose and learn about areas of practice that are most relevant to their health discipline, context of care and gap in knowledge. There will be a compulsory Learning Pod/modules on primary prevention, secondary and tertiary prevention in primary care and the role of inter-professional integrated practice. Students will also be able to choose from the following diabetes related Learning Pods such as medication therapy, exercise therapy, nutrition therapy and podiatry, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring sensors, cardiovascular and renal health, aged care in diabetes in primary care.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students must have a computer and reliable internet access

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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