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Diabetes Health Practice

Postgraduate Major


Diabetes Major (MSc Health Practice)


Advance your knowledge in diabetes self-management and its associated health impacts, and undertake research in the diabetes field.

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This master level course builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate and graduate diploma. In your final semester, you will put the research skills you have learnt into practice to complete an individual, scholarly project or small-scale research study under the supervision of one of our experienced academic staff.

How to apply

This major sits within the degree Master of Science (Health Practice). To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Science (Health Practice). In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.


Why study

  • The first established school of nursing in a Western Australian university, our School of Nursing and Midwifery has continued to set the pace for nursing education in our region.
  • Our teaching staff are highly qualified, both academically and professionally.
  • The School ensures its leading position in nursing education through industry partnerships integrated with its teaching and research programs.

Professional recognition

Eligible health professionals will be able to use completion of this course as part evidence for credentialing.

Career information

Graduates generally find advanced career prospects in the chronic disease management field.

What you'll learn

  • apply theoretical knowledge to provide evidence based care and management to people with chronic health conditions; conduct research or scholarly work to contribute to clinical practice
  • enact problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills to response to clinical and professional challenges in chronic disease care; think creatively to generate innovative solutions concerning barriers to chronic disease management and care
  • locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature on chronic disease; evaluate and synthesise evidence to inform decision making relevant to chronic disease management and care
  • demonstrate quality written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in academic, professional and health care contexts; communicate research findings in a manner appropriate to professional group
  • use information technology to inform on-going learning needs and evidence based practice; use technology applications to support client care
  • use lifelong learning skills to maintain currency of practice and sustain intellectual curiosity through research
  • recognise the national and global chronic disease issues and examine the strategic healthcare directions; integrate international evidence based practice into chronic condition speciality
  • demonstrate cultural competence in the provision of chronic disease health care to multi-cultural groups and the Indigenous people
  • demonstrate professional and ethical practice as a health care professional and researcher; work in multidisciplinary teams to support chronic condition self-management

Admission criteria

A Graduate Diploma in Diabetes or industry equivalent with a course weighted average (greater than 70 per cent).

You must also have current health discipline-specific registrations, where appropriate, to undertake any unit involving clinical practice. 

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Overall band score7.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Other requirements and notes for this course

You must have completed the equivalent of a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes. The course is subject to quota and clinical placements. Depending on demand, some units may be offered on-campus.

The mid-year intake is part-time study only. This will extend the course duration.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:


Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Master of Science (Health Practice) degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-DIABE
  • Last updated on: February 12, 2021