School Of Medicine

Diabetes in Paediatrics, Transition and PregnancyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401290.2


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

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

401284 Clinical Practice in Diabetes 1 AND 401285 Diabetes Self-Management Support 1: Individuals AND 401286 Clinical Practice in Diabetes 2 AND 401287 Diabetes Self-Management Support II: Systems and Organisations

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.

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.

4762.1Graduate Diploma in Person-centred Diabetes Care and EducationCONTINUING
4762.2Graduate Diploma in Person-centred Diabetes Care and EducationSUSPENDED
4762.3Graduate Diploma in Person-centred Diabetes Care and EducationSUSPENDED
4771.1Master of Person-centred Diabetes Care and EducationCONTINUING
4771.2Master of Person-centred Diabetes Care and EducationSUSPENDED

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