Unit

School Of Medicine

Diabetes in the HospitalWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401289.1

Discipline: GENERAL MEDICINE

Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
David Simmons


Assumed Knowledge
Advanced knowledge of diabetes pathophysiology and diabetes clinical care.


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
People with diabetes are more likely to be admitted to hospital, experience more complications, have longer length of stay and have higher mortality rates compare to people without diabetes. This unit will provide students with the skills and knowledge to optimise metabolic health in the complex care of i- patients with diabetes. The unit will examine the prevalence and economic costs of people with diabetes in hospitals and review current pathological hypotheses on why poor glycaemic control is associated with poorer inpatient health outcomes. Best practice management in inpatient diabetes care, treatment targets and medication intensification for patient in critical, noncritical, peri-operative, end of life will be analysed Clinical governance in providing safe quality diabetes care and organisation response will be included in this unit. An online inter-professional case based approached to learning will be the mode of delivery.

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


Courses
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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