Sydney Professional Certificate

Metabolic Management

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in metabolic health.

Graduates will be able to provide an evidence-based, practical and personalised approach to clinical care:

  • To diagnose pre-diabetes, or type 2 diabetes
  • To competently manage type 2 diabetes
  • To assess and manage people with metabolism based cardiovascular diseases such as:
    - ischaemic heart disease
    -diabetes
    -hypertensive and metabolic cardiomyopathy
    -overt heart failure
    -dyslipidaemic and rheologic disturbances, as well as
    -cerebrovascular and peripheral arterial disease.

 
 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Sydney Professional Certificate in Metabolic Management

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
MBHT5001
Diabetes Management
6      Semester 1
MBHT5004
Cardiovascular Metabolic Management
6    A This unit is intended for students who have experience in clinical care of patients and includes a significant Pharmacology component.
Semester 2

Sydney Professional Certificate in Metabolic Management

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
MBHT5001 Diabetes Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Victoria Rudland Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online lectures and podcasts. Practical on campus half day workshop (attendance is strongly encouraged) and 3x90 minute live online webinars. It is compulsory that all of these sessions be attended or viewed.. All students are required to complete a compulsory learning activity related to the workshop. Assessment: 3 x clinical case study tasks of 500 words (3 x 10%), 1 x 1500 word literature review (20%), online exam (30%), online quizzes (10%), participation in online discussion forum (10%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This practical unit of study is ideal for clinicians looking to develop, update and advance their diabetes management skills. You will learn how to effectively manage diabetes mellitus. Current evidence and concepts in epidemiology, classification, pathogenesis and screening for diabetes and its complications will be addressed. The focus is on patient-centred management of diabetes, including patient engagement, lifestyle interventions, bariatric surgery, medication options and regimens, new technology and monitoring. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as prediabetes and diabetes in pregnancy will be explored with a personalised, case-based approach. Different health care delivery methods in diabetes and team based approaches to care will be discussed.
Textbooks
Endocrinology Expert Group. Therapeutic Guidelines: Endocrinology. Version 5. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited; 2014. ISBN9780980825374 National evidence-based clinical care guidelines for type 1 diabetes in children, adolescents and adults, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra 2011. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. General practice management of type 2 diabetes: 2016-2018. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2016.
MBHT5004 Cardiovascular Metabolic Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kelly Stanton and Dr Michelle Lim Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weekly online lectures, online discussion forums. Assumed knowledge: This unit is intended for students who have experience in clinical care of patients and includes a significant Pharmacology component. Assessment: 3 x 500 word clinical case studies (25%); 1x 1500 word literature review (25%); online final exam (40%); 4x online quizzes (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will enhance students' understanding of cardiovascular risk, and the cardiovascular complications that may occur in metabolic disease. It will facilitate increased confidence in the assessment, prevention and practical medical management of cardiovascular disease in its broadest sense. Epidemiology and pathophysiology of atherogenesis and cardiovascular disease, will be addressed followed by an intensive focus on characterisation and patient-centred management of common modifiable cardiovascular risk factors including hypertension, lipoprotein disorders, diabetes and liftestyle factors pertinent to cardiovascular health. Evidence based screening and diagnostic methods, lifestyle interventions, pharmacotherapy and non-invasive monitoring will be covered. This will be followed by a detailed exploration of large and small vessel disease and implications of metabolic disease for brain, kidney and heart function (including ischaemic cardiomyopathy, diabetic cardiomyopathy and hypertensive cardiomyopathy). Peripheral arterial and cerebrovascular disease, arrhythmogenic disturbances, sleep disorders and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease will all be considered. At the conclusion of this unit of study, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage cardiovascular disease risk and have a comprehensive understanding of cardiovascular complications of metabolic disease.
Textbooks
There is no required textbook for this unit, but suggested reading is provided within each module. General background texts include: Vascular Medicine: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease, 2nd edition, Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier, 2013.