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NS5383 - Diabetes Education Professional Practice

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

The subject prepares students for professional practice in an interdisciplinary clinical setting. Through the use of a series of evolving cases, students will put into practice key knowledge and skills learned previously in the course. Students will demonstrate educational interventions typically used in patient related services provided by diabetes educators. Students will also engage with relevant professional development resources useful in their future practice to ensure they are oriented to relevant CPD opportunities. Students will further develop competence during supervised/mentored practice in the clinical setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate and critically reflect on professional entry level competencies, as a novice diabetes educator;
  • explore and critically evaluate evidence-based information translating research into practice;
  • actively participate in multidisciplinary team collaboration to facilitate safe and effective client centred health outcomes within a clearly defined scope of practice;
  • apply evidence and knowledge of diabetes best practice to typical diabetes related presentations.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (60%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Clinical placement performance 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (20%) - Individual
  • Participation > Online participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical Analysis - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve satisfactory/pass for clinical placement; participate in and submit evidence of 20 hours CPD; attendance at residential during O-week.

Prerequisites: NS5380 AND HS5381 AND NS5382


Townsville, Study Period 86, Intensive
Census Date 09-Nov-2023
Face to face teaching (Compulsory attendance at a 3 day residential during O-week SP86)
Coord/Lect: Ms Andrea Grimes.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours workshops - 3-day residential during O-week SP86
  • 80 hours online activity - Diabetes CPD (20hrs); Online activity (60hrs)
  • 40 hours clinical Placement

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.