MEDI 7045 Diabetes in the Hospital
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401289
Coordinator David Simmons Opens in new window
Description People with diabetes are more likely to be admitted to hospital, experience more complications, have longer length of stay and have higher mortality rates compare to people without diabetes. This unit will provide students with the skills and knowledge to optimise metabolic health in the complex care of i- patients with diabetes. The unit will examine the prevalence and economic costs of people with diabetes in hospitals and review current pathological hypotheses on why poor glycaemic control is associated with poorer inpatient health outcomes. Best practice management in inpatient diabetes care, treatment targets and medication intensification for patient in critical, noncritical, peri-operative, end of life will be analysed Clinical governance in providing safe quality diabetes care and organisation response will be included in this unit. An online inter-professional case based approached to learning will be the mode of delivery.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Restrictions 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 of diabetes pathophysiology and diabetes clinical care.
- Analyse the prevalence and economic burden of patients with hyperglycaemia and diabetes in hospital.
- Review current pathological hypotheses pertaining to the association of poor glycaemic control with poor inpatient health outcomes.
- Justify the optimisation of blood glucose levels and the prevention and treatment of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia in the care of inpatients with diabetes.
- Apply evidence based diabetes inpatient management, treatment targets, nutrition and medication intensification in caring for inpatients with diabetes in critical, noncritical, peri-operative, end of life clinical contexts.
- Evaluate the role of clinical governance and hospital wide systems in supporting safe and effective diabetes care.
Inpatient glycaemic targets
Hyperglycaemia and hyperglycaemia emergencies
Insulin pharmacology and best practice in inpatient prescribing and titrating
Hypoglycaemia and appropriate management
Inpatient diabetes education
Diabetes in patient care for critical, perioperative, end of life and mental health patients
Clinical governance, quality and safety
- American Association of Diabetes Educators The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education Desk Reference, 3rd Edition (2017), American Association of Diabetes Educators: USA