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Diabetes

Graduate Diploma

GD-DIABET

Course
Graduate Diploma in Diabetes
Duration
2 years full-time
Credit
200
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Advance your knowledge in diabetes self-management and its associated health impacts.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.

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In addition to the curriculum of the graduate certificate, you will learn to undertake effective projects and research in the diabetes field. You’ll explore various research methods particularly useful in the health sciences, prepare a literature review and develop a comprehensive research or project proposal.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

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

Graduates who are health professionals, (Registered Nurse (RN or Division One), Registered Midwife. Accredited Practising Dietitian, Registered Medical Practioner, Registered Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist or a Registered Physiotherapist) are eligible to use this award towards an application for credentialing with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association. No further professional recognition is obtained through completing this diploma.

Career information

Graduates with a clinical-based health or allied health professional background generally gain employment in the field of diabetes education and care. Graduates eligible for ADEA credentialing may be better placed to achieve designated diabetes education positions. Graduates without a health professional background may gain employment in an allied field, for example diabetes research.

What you'll learn

  • apply theoretical knowledge to provide evidence based care and management to people with chronic health conditions
  • enact problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills to respond to clinical and professional challenges in chronic disease care
  • locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature on chronic disease to inform decision making relevant to chronic disease self-management
  • demonstrate quality written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in academic, professional and health care contexts
  • 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
  • recognise the national and global chronic disease issues and examine strategic health care directions
  • demonstrate cultural competence in the provision of chronic disease health care to multi-cultural groups and the Indigenous people
  • demonstrate professional and ethical practice appropriate to professional background; work in multidisciplinary teams to support chronic condition self-management.

Admission criteria

Applicants require a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes (with a minimum course weighted average of 70) or equivalent AND a minimum of 12 months' postgraduate experience in a specialist area of practice.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

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)
Writing7.0
Speaking7.0
Reading7.0
Listening7.0
Overall band score7.0

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

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applicants applying for a scholarship should submit their completed application 4 weeks before the deadline of the scholarship application.

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Domestic $12,000*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2022

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2023

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GD-DIABET
  • Last updated on: April 23, 2021