Sydney Professional Certificate

Diabetes Management

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in diabetes management.

Graduates will be able to provide an evidence-based, practical and personalised approach to clinical care to:

  • Accurately assess and diagnose type 2 diabetes
  • Competently manage diabetes, including types 1 and 2
  • Apply advanced technologies where appropiate

 
Unit outlines will be available though Find a unit outline.
 

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Sydney Professional Certificate in Diabetes Management

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
MBHT5001
Diabetes Management
6    A This unit of study is recommended for medical graduates, as well as nursing or allied health graduates with a minimum of 12 months clinical experience.


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
MBHT5002
Advanced Diabetes Management
6    A 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.


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2

Sydney Professional Certificate in Diabetes Management

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
MBHT5001 Diabetes Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Victoria Rudland Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is recommended for medical graduates, as well as nursing or allied health graduates with a minimum of 12 months clinical experience. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This highly clinically based and practical unit of study is specifically ideal for clinicians looking to develop, update and advance their diabetes management skills. You will learn how to effectively manage diabetes mellitus. Current evidence and concepts in epidemiology, classification, pathogenesis and screening for diabetes and its complications will be addressed. The focus is on patient­centred management of diabetes, including patient engagement, lifestyle interventions, bariatric surgery, medication options and regimens, new technology and monitoring. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as prediabetes and diabetes in pregnancy will be explored with a personalised, case­based approach. Different health care delivery methods in diabetes and team based approaches to care will be discussed.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
MBHT5002 Advanced Diabetes Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Victoria Rudland Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: 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. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
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.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units