This unit is only available to registered nurses.
Nurses in all sectors of health care will increasingly need to be proficient in taking care of people who develop Diabetes Mellitus (DM), live with DM or present with an acute or chronic complication of DM. The unit examines the pathogenesis and determinants of health that contribute to the contemporary worldwide increased incidence of DM. The outcome of this unit is for nurses to demonstrate an understanding of how the context of DM is pertinent to their nursing practice.
|Unit name||Context of Diabetes Mellitus|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mrs Janine Wright|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe the pathogenesis and the classifications of the disorders known as Diabetes Mellitus
- Critically discuss how the health of individuals and populations are influenced by a complex intersection of cultural, political, geographical, socio-economic and individual environmental factors
- Critique nursing practice; non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
- Apply Australian clinical guidelines and models of care to improve the health outcomes for patient(s) at risk or living with Diabetes Mellitus
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Online Case Study Discussion (45%)|Clinical Practice Case Report (55%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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