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DFM3007 - Diabetes

4 points, SCA Band 3, 0.0833333 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr C Hassed


Clayton First semester 2008 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


This unit will enhance the skills and knowledge of General Practitioners on all aspects of diabetes mellitus diagnosis and management and lifestyle modification and will include utilisation of medical specialists and diabetes support services.


The unit objectives are:

  1. To provide knowledge and skills to general practitioners in the screening, diagnosis, assessment and management of diabetes.
  2. To keep GP's up to date with recent developments in diabetes research and management.
  3. To make GP's aware of cultural issues that can impact on diabetes.
  4. To make GP's more aware of networks and supports in managing diabetes.
  5. To help GP's form a comprehensive and holistic management plan for diabetics.
  6. To become more skilled in the early recognition and management of diabetic complications.
  7. To aid GP's in knowing how to manage diabetics both independently and in conjunction with appropriate specialist care.


Case Study (40%)
Clinical Audits (60%)

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