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NS5383 - Diabetes Education Professional Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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

  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (20%)
  • Portfolio submission (Part B): Portfolio of activities from cases [P/F] - (%)
  • Portfolio submission (Part C): 20 hours CPD (diabetes) [P/F] - (%)
  • Portfolio submission (Part D): 40 hours clinical placement [P/F] - (%)
  • Guided discussion - (20%)
  • Online quiz from cases x10 - (60%).
Prerequisites: NS5380 AND HS5381 AND NS5382


JCU Online, Study Period 86, External
Census Date 05-Nov-2020
Coordinator: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Mrs Shannon Sheehan
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, Dr Narelle Biedermann, Mrs Shannon Sheehan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 80 hours - CPD (diabetes) [20 hours]; Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks [60 hours]
  • 40 hours placement
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.