MEDI 7041 Diabetes Self-Management Support 1: Individuals
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401285
Coordinator Therese Fletcher Opens in new window
Description Supporting individuals to self-manage their diabetes is the central element of advanced diabetes practice. Underpinned by the empowerment approach, students undertaking this unit will learn the necessary knowledge and skills in educating people with diabetes how to best manage their condition and support behaviours and emotional wellbeing that achieves person centred goals. Drawing on educational, psychological, social and behavioural theories students will learn practical skills in communication, psychological assessment, goal setting and problem-solving that will promote self-care for people with prediabetes and diabetes. This unit is only offered in Spring Session.
Discipline General Medicine
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students m ust be enrolled in the a postgraduate program with evidence of 12 month clinically relevant practice or substantial experience in working with people with diabetes.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Establish an empowerment and person-centred approach in supporting and educating a person with diabetes to optimally self-manage their condition and partner with health professionals involved with their health care.
- Apply interpersonal communications strategies to develop a trusting rapport and assess a person�fs value
1. Empowerment and Person-Centred Care.
2. Therapeutic relationship
3. Advanced communication and psychosocial assessment
4. Educating people with diabetes in self care
5. Promoting, supporting and sustaining person centred healthy behaviours
6. Psychosocial issues in diabetes education and care
7. Mental health co-morbidities
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Short Answer 1||500 words||10||N||Individual|
|Short Answer 2||500 words||10||N||Individual|
|Short Answer 3||500 words||10||N||Individual|
|Case Study||2,000 words||40||N||Individual|
- Current: Hendrieckx, C., Halliday, J., Beeney, L., & Speight, J. (2016). Diabetes and emotional health: A handbook for health professionals supporting adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Subject Contact Therese Fletcher Opens in new window