Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education

Deakin University

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $11,300
International: $11,300

Entry Requirements:

In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.

Structure:

The course comprises four credit points. All four 1 credit point units are core units (these are compulsory). Each unit is delivered on FutureLearn and takes approximately 10 weeks to complete in addition to assessment tasks. These units are broken down into easily-manageable two-week blocks, allowing you the freedom to fit learning around your work, family and lifestyle.

Subjects you can Study:

Diabetes education

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:

Students undertaking clinical placement may require a police check, working with children check and evidence of immunisations.

Recognition:

Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Australian students seeking ADEA credentialing must successfully complete a 40 hour clinical practicum (while enrolled in the course), organised by academic staff and attend a three day seminar at Burwood (Melbourne) scheduled during Trimester two. 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.

Who for:

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

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds No info No Online 1 year
Waurn Ponds No info No 1 year

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