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NS5380 - Clinical Management of Diabetes

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject develops in-depth knowledge specific to the aetiology and pathophysiology of diabetes and clinical management including prevention, risk factor screening, diagnosis and the range of management strategies. Students will develop critical understanding of acute and chronic complications of diabetes.

Learning Outcomes

  • compare and contrast the aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms and associated management of the different types of diabetes;
  • describe risk factors, diagnostic screening procedures, and the impact of diet and physical activity on glycaemic control, based on contemporary research evidence and best practice guidelines;
  • critically appraise the principles of diabetes assessment and management against evidence based guidelines and analyse the associations between diabetes control and complications;
  • integrate and apply knowledge and understanding of pharmacological management of diabetes, drug side effects and contraindications in clinical management and patient education, across a range of patient situations.


Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching 16-Apr-2019 to 18-Apr-2019
Coordinator: <Person not found>, <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Mrs Shannon Sheehan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - 3-day residential block
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (10%); assignments (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Attendance at 3-day residential school held in Cairns 16-18 April 2019

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.