Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Studies

Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Studies

Handbook year

2020

Course code

113111

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 health-related Bachelor Degree or a Bachelor degree in Nursing or other relevant clinically-based health or allied health qualifications from another country (or qualifications recognised by the Division as equivalent), and

At least 12 months experience working in their chosen field since undergraduate course completion; or

At least five years’ experience in a health profession

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Studies at James Cook University will be able to:

  • Provide safe, effective, client centred, clinical care and self-management education to people with or at risk of diabetes across the lifespan.
  • Systematically plan, manage and evaluate diabetes services that support a contemporary, integrated, multidisciplinary approach to client care, in a range of practice settings.
  • Identify, evaluate and apply established and evolving evidence in the provision of diabetes education and practice including clinical care, education, counselling and program and service development and management.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and oral and written communication skills in advocating for evidence based diabetes care including prevention and self-management education to optimise the health and welfare of individuals and populations.
  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, and plan ongoing professional development.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

NS5380:03 Foundations of Clinical Diabetes

HS5381:03 Health Education and Self Management

NS5382:03 Applied Clinical Diabetes Education

NS5384:03 Diabetes Studies Capstone

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Singapore

NS5382 Applied Clinical Diabetes Education requires on campus attendance.

Cairns

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

8 months part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Course includes mandatory fieldwork

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then credit may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards.

Currency

Credit will be granted only for subjects completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DIABETES STUDIES

Approved abbreviation

GCertDiabStud

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Not applicable

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable