Domestic Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education

Domestic Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education

Build on your existing health and medicine qualifications and advance your skills for a variety of settings. JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education equips appropriately qualified nurses and allied health professionals with a greater capacity to provide diabetes-oriented services to patients.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently reported that diabetes was the 9th leading cause of death and was on the increase. You can contribute to education for those with diabetes and those that are at risk of the consequences of diabetes. As a university for the Tropics based in North Queensland, JCU is uniquely positioned to equip you for working in rural, regional and metropolitan areas, enabling you to make a difference through providing diabetes services in any community.

This diabetes education degree has a strong focus on the clinical issues faced by Diabetes Educators practicing in rural and remote communities. As you complete this 8-month (part-time) course, you will gain skills in cultural competency and appropriateness when providing diabetes care to Australia’s First Nations people, a demographic with increasing numbers of diabetes diagnoses.

The Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education has four core subjects: Health Education and Self-Management; Foundations of Clinical Diabetes; Applied Clinical Diabetes Education; and Diabetes Education Professional Practice. You will have opportunities to apply and advance your knowledge during clinical placement alongside leading industry professionals.

As a graduate of the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education you’ll be eligible to gain accreditation with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Make a difference in the lives of those affected by or at risk of diabetes. JCU Diabetes Education graduates are valued, highly sought-after health professionals.

View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects, as well as pre-placement requirements.