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MBHT5001: Diabetes Management

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.

Code MBHT5001
Academic unit Metabolic Health
Credit points 6
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

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. define, diagnose and classify diabetes mellitus
  • LO2. screen for and know how to prevent diabetes
  • LO3. understand and manage pre-diabetes
  • LO4. understand how to approach diabetes assessment and management including through patient engagement, education, lifestyle change and anti-hyperglycaemic medications
  • LO5. understand the role of bariatric surgery in diabetes prevention and management
  • LO6. know how to prevent and identify and manage acute complications in diabetes
  • LO7. know which co-morbidities are common in diabetes and when/how to screen for them
  • LO8. know how to prevent and identify and manage macrovascular, microvascular and other complications in diabetes
  • LO9. understand the issues when assessing and managing diabetes in specific populations and settings, particularly in pregnancy.