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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

  • Critically evaluate evidence-based information translating research into practice;
  • Demonstrate best practice in the care of people with diabetes through application of formative learning;
  • Actively participate in multidisciplinary team collaboration to facilitate safe and effective client centred health outcomes;
  • Critically reflect on professional entry level competencies as a novice diabetes educator.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Clinical placement performance 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (50%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Scenario-based learning activity - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; pass every assessment item; attend 100% of three-day residential (20 hours); successfully complete 100% of scheduled clinical placement (40 hours).

Prerequisites: NS5380 AND HS5381 AND NS5382


Townsville, Study Period 86, Intensive
Census Date 09-Nov-2023
Non-standard start/end 25-Oct-2023 to 16-Dec-2023
Face to face teaching 25-Oct-2023 to 27-Oct-2023 (Compulsory attendance at a 3 day residential during O-week SP86)
Coordinator: Ms Andrea Grimes
Lecturers: Ms Andrea Grimes, Miss Jennifer Elson.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops - 3-day residential during O-week SP86
  • 70 hours online activity
  • 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.