This unit of study provides students with an advanced level of understanding of the effective management of diabetes mellitus. It builds on the Diabetes Management unit of study (MBHT5001) by focusing on more complex cases of diabetes, with a particular focus on type 1 diabetes. Topics addressed include atypical, unusual and difficult to classify diabetes, intensive therapy in diabetes including complex insulin regimens, and managing diabetes related complications such as heart failure, painful neuropathy, diabetic foot disease, advanced retinopathy, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and end-stage renal disease. New technologies including state of the art insulin pump therapy and real time continuous blood glucose monitoring will be exemplified using real life cases. The role of pancreas transplant and closed loop/artificial pancreas systems in diabetes are also addressed. Diabetes translational research is examined.
Weekly online lectures and podcasts. Practical on-campus half-day workshop. It is compulsory that the workshop be attended/viewed. Attendance at the workshop is strongly encouraged. All students are required to complete a compulsory learning activity related to the workshop.
3 x clinical case study tasks of 500 words (3x 10%), 1x 1500 word literature review (20%), online exam (30%), participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (20%)
National evidence-based clinical care guidelines for type 1 diabetes in children, adolescents and adults, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra 2011.
Departmental permission required unless MBHT5001 satisfactorily completed.
It is recommended that students first complete MBHT5001 (Diabetes Management) unless they have a reasonable working knowledge of how to approach assessment and management of diabetes mellitus in a variety of clinical settings.