Training Opportunities at the Diabetes Centre
The RPAH Diabetes Centre has a strong commitment to the education
of health professionals in diabetes health care delivery and research. In
recent years our Diabetes Centre has attracted a large number of health
professionals for training from around the globe. We are a multidisciplinary
team providing a spectrum of clinical services in an ambulatory care setting.
In addition to conventional clinical services the Centre offers specialised
services including the following:
- Complications and Metabolic Assessment
- Ambulatory Stabilisation
- Diabetes Foot Clinic
- Diabetes in Pregnancy Service
- Dietetic Service
- Patient Education
- Clinical Trials
- Telemedicine for the Monitoring of Foot Disease
- Type 1 Service
Some hospital services such as review of inpatients are also
provided by our team. However, patients reviewed at the Centre are not seen in
a traditional diabetic clinic environment. Rather a system of integrated
clinical and education services are provided by a multidisciplinary team.
Underpinning these services is a strong shared care programme with General
The Centre offers 2 different levels of training. The intensity of training is dependent upon previous experience and individual need.
A 3 day `Overview of Diabetes Care’ Course for those with some involvement in diabetes care such as practice nurses and community nurse
|3 Day Overview of Diabetes Care||
$1000.00 (+10% GST)
Individualised Training Program for medical officers and diabetes health professionals working fulltime in diabetes.This Program is particularly suited to candiates from overseas. For more information please contact Marg McGill
$800.00 (+10% GST)
$1,500 (+10% GST)
$2,500 (+10% GST)
$3,750 (+10% GST)
$5,000 (+10% GST)
$8,500 (+10% GST)
$15,000 (+10% GST)
The overall aim of each course is to enable the health
professional to develop their skills and expertise in diabetes care thus
enabling them to better care for people with diabetes in their own setting.
- To develop theoretical knowledge of the pathophysiology and management of diabetes.
- To develop practical teaching, counseling and clinical skills.
- To promote interest and skills in research including principles of data collection and
Theoretical training will be integrated with practical`hands onÂ’ experience. Theoretical training will be presented by lectures, tutorials and workshops. Practical experience will include observation of and participation in direct patient care and education, clinical placements. A special feature of our training is that the participant will be fully involved in the daily clinical activities of the Centre, working with an experienced member of our team.
Generic Core Content
The following areas will be covered in all courses:
- Diagnosis of diabetes, classification signs and symptoms
- Treatment of diabetes, different types of insulin therapy and oral hypoglycaemic agents and their use in the management of people with diabetes
- Initiation of insulin therapy and ambulatory stabilisation
- Principles of dietary management
- Home emergencies, 'sick daysÂ’ and hypoglycemia
- Managing diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar non ketotic coma
- Perioperative Care, management of the patient undergoing surgery and investigative tests
- Assessment and management of chronic complications
- Macrovascular risk factor management
- High Risk Foot Assessment and Management
- Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy
- Principles of diabetes education
- The role of the Diabetes Educator
- Observation of and participation in diabetes education sessions(individual and group)
- Insulin Pump Theraphy and other technologies
Programme Availability and Fees
Please see Table for Program dates and fees. Cost of travel, accommodation, meals and other out of pocket expenses will be incurred by the student.
Those who require a visa to enter Australia should be warned that the process of obtaining a
visa may take many months in some countries. Please apply early to avoid disappointment. Further information about visa requirements is available at the
University of Sydney.
For doctors registered overseas please send your CV with initial enquiry.
Please also note that formal paperwork required by either the University of Sydney or Royal Prince Alfred Hospital may take servral months to complete
Overseas students will require health and travel insurance.
Accommodation is available at a variety of prices nearby the hospital. The hospital does not offer accommodation.
All Correspondence To
Assoc Prof Marg McGill AM
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Level 6 West Wing
Camperdown. N.S.W 2050
Sydney - Australia
Phone: 61 2 9515 5888
Fax: 612 9515 5820
Email: Marg McGill