Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education

Deakin University

This program prepares health professionals for specialty practice in diabetes education. It aims to provide an in-depth understanding of how to assist people with diabetes in living fully and successfully within their own communities.You will learn about the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the disease, its sociocultural and psychological effects, as well as techniques for effective management and prevention through education to become a qualified and in-demand health professional.

Course Fee:

Australian: $11,120
International: $13,992

Entry Requirements:

Relevant bachelor degree; or Aboriginal Health Workers with Cert IV Health Worker course or equivalent and VACCHO/DAV course; or with Cert III and IV Health Worker course or equivalent with significant relevant work experience. 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).

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

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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