Macrovascular Disease in Diabetes

Course code MEDI6250Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

MEDI6250 is a distance-learning subject for medical practitioners providing clinical services to individuals diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. This course involves a review of diseases of the coronary, cerebral and peripheral vessels and their implications with respect to morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes. It also deals with the economic costs of macrovascular disease in diabetes including the difficulties and expense of managing the care of such patients on a chronic basis. Preventative strategies will be studied in relation to their impact on the individual and community and will also include a consideration of costs.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Objectives1. To develop a patient education strategy that informs patients of the risk of macrovascular disease and empowers patients to modify lifestyle practices in order to reduce the risk of disease.
2. To develop protocols for the management of acute syndromes in macrovascular disease.
3. To implement the protocols and assess the outcome in relation to previously used strategies.
Content- Review of the evidence defining the current understanding of the pathophysiology, levels of morbidity and available interventional strategies for managing macrovascular disease in diabetes.
- Identification and description of one intervention approach suitable for the participant's clinical setting.
- Development of a protocol describing how the intervention will be implemented with a select group of patients.
- Implementation of the intervention protocol and reports on outcomes.
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 DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesAssessment will be responses to questions posed in relation to paper-based clinical problems, self directed learning issues and practice tasks
Contact HoursProblem Based Learning: for 8 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.