Master of Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education

Approved Abbreviation: MPersCeDiCarEd

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4771.1

AQF Level: 9

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Spring 2020.

This inter-professional course will also provide the opportunity to develop research skills and scholarship that fosters advanced diabetes practice. Students will have an opportunity to conduct course work in research studies and undertake a diabetes research project which will further enhance their expertise in diabetes care and education.

◾ Director of Academic Program - Dr Kate McBride

Study Mode
Three years part-time

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements for these courses in Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education are outlined in the Western Sydney University Inherent Requirements for Medicine Courses available at:


Applicants for Master in Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education course need to:

Have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in health or behavioural science or appropriate equivalent professional qualification in a diabetes relevant health profession, i.e general practitioners, registered nurses, dietitans, nutritionists, podiatrists, pharmacists,exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, midwives and psychologists, or Certificate IV, or higher, in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders Primary Health Care for Aboriginal Health Workers registered with AHPRA


Completed Graduate Diploma in Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education


Be registered with their professions’ national regulatory body.


Have completed at least one year fulltime equivalent work experience in a health profession where they have had the opportunity in providing health care to people with diabetes.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a statement of service for all work experience listed on the application.

If you hold overseas qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Refer to Western Sydney’s English language proficiency requirements on UAC’s website. For this course a minimum IELTS Overall Band score 7.0 is required.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students must supply a certified copy of their health professional Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma in Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education professional qualification, registration certification to practice from Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (or their profession’s national regulatory body and proof of proficiency in English (if undergraduate qualification was obtained overseas) at the time of application

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points which includes the units listed below.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1


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


401286Clinical Practice in Diabetes 2
401287Diabetes Self-Management Support II: Systems and Organisations

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education after the successful completion of 40 credit points of study.

4761 - Graduate Certificate in Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education

Year 2


401076Introduction to Epidemiology
401290Diabetes in Paediatrics, Transition and Pregnancy


401289Diabetes in the Hospital
401288Diabetes in Primary Care

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education after the successful completion of 80 credit points of study.

4762 - Graduate Diploma in Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education

Year 3


401077Introduction to Biostatistics

One alternate unit


401084Research Project in Health Care

Alternate Units

401238Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
401080Research Protocol Design and Practice
401178Controversies in Epidemiology
400975Ethics in Health Research

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