Unit

School Of Medicine

Diabetes in Paediatrics, Transition and PregnancyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401290.1

Discipline: GENERAL MEDICINE

Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
David Simmons


Assumed Knowledge
Advanced knowledge in diabetes care and skills, Graduate Certificate in Diabetes


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
The physical and psychosocial developmental stage and age of the person with diabetes directly impacts on diabetes self-management, diabetes care and quality of life. This specialised unit will explore diabetes in the context of physical, psychological and social development with a focus on children, young adults and pregnant women. Ongoing family, therapeutic and social relationships are central to optimising diabetes management. Family, friends, peers, healthcare providers/organisations role will be examined in the ongoing holistic care and self-management of diabetes and prevention of diabetes complications. Students will evaluate the physiological impact of diabetes, treatment and emerging technology in the management of diabetes such as insulin pump therapy and continuous blood glucose monitoring systems. Accessing and interpreting data for the overall management of diabetes will be undertaken in this unit.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Computer with 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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