Diabetes Mellitus:Diagnosis & Management

Course code MEDI6100Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

MEDI6100 is a core course. It consolidates and extends learning about critical issues in diabetes prevention, diagnosis and management, broadens understanding of community-based aspects of diabetes and further develops understanding of the relevance of literature review and evidence-based medicine. It will assist candidates to identify key practice issues appropriate for the Practice Audit and provide further understanding and knowledge to complement the Clinical Attachment.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesTo gain a greater knowledge of diagnosis and management issues associated with diabetes
To develop /enhance high level diagnosis and management skills
To develop / enhance self-directed learning skills;
To provide clinical knowledge to assist with other courses within program
ContentA series of paper-based cases will explore issues in diabetes mellitus, including review and extension of the key themes developed during the Introduction to Diabetes Care. These paper-based cases will be issued at approximately six-week intervals.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeKnowledge equivalent to that gained in an MBBS degree and from the course, Introduction to Diabetes Care, will be assumed. Participants must be medical practitioners working in area of diabetes care.
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten responses to questions posed within case studies
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten responses to learning issues identified and researched by candidate relating to the paper-based cases
Other: (please specify)Candidate's own practice. Candidates must perform satisfactorily in all types of assessment to be deemed satisfactory overall. All assessment items require a critical level of analysis of resource materials and reflective use of the materila in the candidate's own practice. Evidence of this will be gauged by the quality of performance in the set tasks.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Diabetes Care or Master of Diabetes Care programs.