Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

This course prepares health professionals with specialist knowledge and skills to practise in the area of diabetes education. You will learn about the physiology and pathology of the disease, the social and psychological effects, as well as techniques for effective prevention and management to reduce the impact of this chronic on individuals, carers and communities.

Designed for

Qualified professionals with health science background, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, general practitioners and Aboriginal health workers

Structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education students must attain 4 credit points. All four 1 credit point units are core units (these are compulsory).

Subjects

  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Standard entry requirements

Applicants for the course must be appropriately qualified and currently registered professionals with a health science background, including registered nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists, exercise physiologists and general practitioners. Applicants should have at least two years experience working in their chosen field since undergraduate course completion. In order to undertake the placement component of this course students must be one of the ADEA listed CDE eligible professions, with current registration to practice as such (e.g. AHPRA).

Recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Australian students may be eligible to seek registration as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator with ADEA, subsequent to completing additional requirements. International students are advised to refer to the professional bodies in their home country and are not able to seek credentialing with the ADEA or undertake clinical placement in Australia.

Study pathways

This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs. Students may elect to apply and request credit transfer for their studies into a Graduate Diploma or Masters in their relevant professional areas, providing the entry criteria are met.

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

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