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NS5380 - Foundations of Clinical Diabetes

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject develops knowledge of the foundational principles used by Diabetes Educators and senior clinicians in everyday clinical diabetes practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe diabetes as a disease across the lifespan and different populations;
  • Apply models of care to accepted diabetes pathways based on person-centred goals;
  • Integrate knowledge of pathophysiology and aetiology to the management of diabetes;
  • Apply relevant principles of governance, Quality Improvement cycle and contemporary evidence to achieve quality outcomes within the scope of the diabetes educator within a multidisciplinary team.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after applying penalties such as late penalties.


JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 18-May-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Shannon Sheehan
Lecturers: Ms Andrea Grimes, Mrs Shannon Sheehan, Miss Jennifer Elson.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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.