Diabetes Care: Clinical Attachment

Course code MEDI6120Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

MEDI6120 is a core course. Candidates must have made satisfactory progress with either MEDI6100 or MEDI6110 before commencing the course. MEDI6120 provides a minimum of fourteen days of advanced and intensive training at an accredited, regional Centre of Excellence. This is considered to be an essential element of the course structure for primary care practitioners planning to establish themselves as Diabetologists. MEDI6120 will also provide opportunities for resolving any outstanding learning issues arising from clinical practice and for obtaining expert advice in relation to the practice audit.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesTo gain a greater knowledge of management issues
To gain a greater knowledge of management issues associated with various cases of diabetes within many departments of a hospital;
To develop/enhance high level management skills in these areas
To develop/enhance self directed learning skills
To develop/enhance the ability to apply a body of knowledge to individual clinical contexts;
To enhance the ability of candidates to critically analyse the information available in this setting.
ContentCandidates will attend an accredited Centre of Excellence for intensive clinical training. During that time they will also have the opportunity to resolve important learning issues and obtain advice in relation to their practice audit. Candidates will be required to maintain a log book of their activities during the attachment.
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 MethodsClinical
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment will be based on the completion of specified log-book activities, learning issues and reports.
Contact HoursClinical: for 35 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
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.