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​​Short Course
Diabetes Care and Management (Level 7)


Part-time over 12 weeks
Applications are accepted throughout the year
Fee Guideline: $708.00
Various locations

The Short Course in Diabetes Care and Management (Level 7) is an internationally recognised programme designed to provide registered health professionals with the knowledge and skills required to provide regular care to people at risk of or with diabetes.

The Midland Health region has identified Type 2 and increasingly Type 1 diabetes as a major health concern, particularly for Māori and Pacific Island adults. In addition cardiovascular risk assessment is an identified Ministry of health target. The prevention and treatment of diabetes is a focus of the Strategic Plans for the District Health Boards therefore opening up opportunities for you in this rewarding area.

Programme Content

The programme, informed by the National Diabetes Nursing Knowledgeand Skills Frame­work (2009), provides the health professional with anincreased blend of knowledge and skills required to competently and confidently plan care for a person with diabetes / cardiovascular disease and provide regularcare to people at risk of, or those who experience, diabetes. Health professionals will develop critical thinking through the exploration of problem-based learning, evidenced-based theory, reflective and reflexive practice perspectives.

2014 Programme Dates

  • Hamilton: Five days - 26 February, 5, 12, 19 & 26 March, 20 & 27 August, 3, 10 & 17 September.
  • Rotorua: Five days - 3, 4, 24 & 25 February, and 10 March.

Graduate Opportunities

The Short Course in Diabetes Care and Management (Level 7) provides an opportunity for you to continue your professional development and to gain knowledge and skills in a significant and growing area of health care.

This qualification will be valued in both primary and secondary clinical contexts. You would be able to continue to develop your expertise in this area of health to become a speciality diabetes nurse. Once graduated you may progress from the Generalist training provided in the Short course in Diabetes Care to the Level 8 Specialist Diabetes training within the Wintec Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing programme.

Entry Criteria

Candidates must hold a New Zealand health qualification as a registered nurse or health professional and be working in a position or have access to an appropriate client base for at least 16 hours per week.

Candidates must also have a current practising certificate and have professional/personal indemnity insurance.

Additional Information

Jointly offered by Waikato Diabetes Service of the DHB.


Diabetes Care and Management