Master of Science (Diabetes)

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  • Objectives
    This master level course builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate and graduate diploma. In your final semester, you will put the research skills you have learnt into practice to complete an individual, scholarly project or small-scale research study under the supervision of one of our experienced academic staff.
  • Entry requirements
    A Graduate Certificate in Diabetes or industry equivalent. Additional requirements: You must have current health discipline-specific registration, where appropriate, to undertake any unit involving clinical practice.
  • Academic title
    Master of Science (Diabetes)
  • Course description
    Master of Science (Diabetes)

    Course CRICOS Code: 064460J
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


    The Master of Science (Diabetes) provides the student with the opportunity to advance foundation knowledge and skills in diabetes self-management within the framework of chronic disease and the health impacts associated with the disease. In addition graduates will undertake research and /or advanced scholarly activity primarily in the diabetes field.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A Graduate Certificate in diabetes or industry equivalent.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    This course is three semesters (one year six months) full-time study or six semesters (three years) part-time study. Intake for the course is available twice a year.

    Intermediate Awards 1

    A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:

    Intermediate Awards II

    Graduate Certificate in Diabetes; Graduate Diploma in Diabetes.

    Course Organisation

    The course can be studied both in the external (on-line) study mode or internal mode. The internal mode will only be offered if enrolment numbers are sufficient. The Health Project Preparation 591 unit must be completed immediately prior to undertaking Health Project 691 and 692. Health Project 691 and 692 must be completed after all other units have been completed.

    Professional Recognition

    Please note: No firm commitment in regard to professional membership/accreditation can be made.

    Career Opportunities

    Please note: no firm commitment to employment can be made as positions are subject to industry requirements. Generally graduates from this course may expect to advance career prospects in the field of chronic disease management.

    Course Structure                                                                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    311572     v.1           Living with Diabetes 512                                                 4.0     25.0
    311573     v.1           Diabetes Mellitus 511                                                      4.0     25.0
    311574     v.1           Chronic Condition Self-Management 513                        4.0     25.0
    311576     v.1           Diabetes Professional Practice 514                                 4.0     25.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    13152      v.3           Health Research Methods 681                                         4.0     25.0
    4712        v.3           Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582                   4.0     25.0
    301950    v.3           Research and Evaluation in International Health 600      8.0     25.0
    300720    v.4           Research Foundations in Nursing and Midwifery 213       4.0     25.0
    308409    v.1           Health Project Preparation 591                                        3.0     25.0
    311575    v.1           Chronic Illness 521                                                           4.0     25.0
                                    SELECT 1 ELECTIVE                                                                    25.0

    Year 2 Semester 1

    310475     v.1           Health Project 691                                                         20.0     50.0
    310476     v.1           Health Project 692                                                         20.0     50.0
    Year      Location                 Period             All*    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                        
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2     Y                        

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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