Students must source and undertake 60 hours of clinical placement as part of the professional practice subject; 40 hours on-site formal clinical placement and 20 hours of professional practice exposure.
Preferably, placement should be completed in one location or clinical facility with one supervisor/Credentialed Diabetes Educator preceptor.
Attendance at one 3 day residential school is a requirement of the course. With the purpose of demonstrating and acquiring core skills relevant in preparation for clinical placement and Diabetes Education practice. This will be held in April every year.
Course learning outcomes
The graduates of James Cook University are prepared and equipped to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education 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 an integrated, multidisciplinary team approach to client care, in a range of practice settings including rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical 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 diabetes prevention, education and care to optimise the health and welfare of individuals and populations
Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, and plan ongoing personal and professional development.