HLCD701 – Diabetes Care

Module code
Module title
Diabetes Care
This programme is designed to enable health professionals who provide regular care to people at risk of or with diabetes to develop their professional practice and contribute to the attainment of competent practice as a generalist diabetes health professional.
  • HL1003
  • HS1302
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied at commencement of the course, and is on the moodle link. All recommendations are linked to open source material. This will be updated annually.
Assessment Criteria
Requirement of competency based practice is that students must pass the Clinical Plans and attain a 50% pass in the Clinical Practice Case Studies to pass the programme.
- Pathophysiology of Type 1 and type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular
- Awareness of diabetes care before, during and after pregnancy
- Health history taking and assessment frameworks
- Cardiovascular risk assessment and management
- Clinical reasoning and decision making
- Goal setting and management plan development
- Documentation and referral processes
- Screening and prevention of microvascular complications
- Glycaemic control and monitoring
- Weight management including diet and exercise
- Concurrent illness-sick day management
- Oral diabetes medication, Insulin, and related pharmaceuticals Treatment targets including parameters of blood glucose, blood pressure and lipid levels
- Working in a multidisciplinary team
- Principles and development of self-management
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this programme the registered health professionals will be able to:
1. Systematically conduct a holistic assessment and, using critical thinking, interpret findings, plan, document, implement and evaluate the management of care with the client who has diabetes.
2. Interpret and integrate national and organisational guidelines and protocols to inform and guide best practice
3. Integrate the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and principles of cultural safety into the management plan.
4. Utilise effective interpersonal and therapeutic communication within professional practice
5. Reflect upon and evaluate the effectiveness of care provision, in a multidisciplinary context
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching methods will involve:
- Workshop days with group activities
- Online activities
- Clinical practice learning
- Case study review