MEDI 7043 Diabetes in Paediatrics, Transition and Pregnancy
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401290
Coordinator Therese Fletcher Opens in new window
Description The physical and psychosocial developmental stage and age of the person with diabetes directly impacts on diabetes self-management, diabetes care and quality of life. This specialised subject will explore diabetes in the context of physical, psychological and social development with a focus on children, young adults and pregnant women. Ongoing family, therapeutic and social relationships are central to optimising diabetes management. Family, friends, peers, healthcare providers/organisations role will be examined in the ongoing holistic care and self-management of diabetes and prevention of diabetes complications. Students will evaluate the physiological impact of diabetes, treatment and emerging technology in the management of diabetes such as insulin pump therapy and continuous blood glucose monitoring systems. Accessing and interpreting data for the overall management of diabetes will be undertaken in this subject.
Discipline General Medicine
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Pre-requisite(s) MEDI 7039 AND
MEDI 7041 AND
MEDI 7040 AND
Students must be enrolled in the a postgraduate program with evidence of 12 month clinically relevant practice or substantial experience in working with people with diabetes.
Advanced knowledge in diabetes care and skills, Graduate Certificate in Diabetes.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Examine the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical management of Diabetes in children, young adults and pregnant women.
- Utilise current guidelines in balancing nutritional, physical activity and medication requirements for children, young adults and pregnant women with different types of diabetes in optimising their health status and support diabetes self-management.
- Assess the impact on diabetes management in relation to the physiological, psychological and social/cultural developmental stages across the life span.
- Formulate a person-centred approach in planning care taking into account the developmental and life stages of individuals and families.
- Consider the implication of using emerging technology and devices for children in the management of diabetes.
- Diabetes in children and young adults
- Diabetes in pregnancy
- Psychological and social/cultural impact of diabetes on children, young adults and pregnant women
- Emerging technology in the management of diabetes
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.
|Online quiz x3||20 mins x3||30||N||Individual|
|Presentation peaditrics||20 minutes||25||N||Individual|
|Case Study Tranistion||2,500 words||45||N||Individual|