MEDI 7042 Diabetes Self-Management Support II: Systems and Organisations

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401287

Coordinator Therese Fletcher Opens in new window

Description The increasing number of people with diabetes in Australia and globally is a major public health issue. This unit will explore the increasing burden of diabetes, why some groups of people are more at risk of developing diabetes then others, how society and the way health services are organised and delivered influence the risk of developing diabetes, access to quality health care and individual health outcomes. This subject with examine social determinants related to diabetes, the impact of diabetes on Indigenous Australians, diabetes public policy, workforce capability and the integrated nature of service delivery in reducing prevalence and improving health outcomes for people with diabetes and prediabetes.

School Medicine

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Examine the prevalence and economic burden of diabetes
  2. Explore the broader social determinants and the organisation of health service delivery that influence diabetes prevalence, diabetes self-management and health outcomes for individuals and community
  3. Appraise the high incidence of diabetes and diabetes related complications amongst Indigenous Australians and the provision of culturally appropriate health care
  4. Analyse the impact of public health, non -health policies, and the role of primary health care in reducing diabetes prevalence and its complications
  5. Analyse primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in diabetes and the importance of the integrated approach at the macro, meso and micro levels.
  6. Critically evaluate the central role of primary care, general practice and interventions that maximise service delivery effectiveness
  7. Critically appraise evidence and practice through research and quality improvement activities

Subject Content

- Epidemiology of diabetes and social determinants of diabetes
- Primary Health Care and Primary Prevention
- Diabetes public policy
- Models of integrated person-centred diabetes care
- Integrated patient centred diabetes care -Provider focussed interventions
- Evidence based diabetes practice
Workforce capability and scope of practice


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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Discussion Board 400-600 words 30 N Individual
Group Presentation 30 minutes 25 N Group
Critical Review 2,700 words 45 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1



Subject Contact David Simmons Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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