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Diabetes Major (MSc Health Practice)

MJRP-DIABE

TAUGHT BY: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

300

About offering

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.

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

Why study Diabetes Major (MSc Health Practice)

  • 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.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

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. 

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

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 / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please visit the course for more information and how to apply.

Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-DIABE
  • This offering was last updated on: September 12, 2018