Sydney Professional Certificate

Metabolic Health

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 accurately diagnose pre-diabetes, or type 2 diabetes
  • To competently manage people with overweight and obesity including lifestyle and medication, psychological and behavioural approaches
  • To manage pre-diabetes with including timely follow-up to detect diabetes.

 
 

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

Sydney Professional Certificate in Metabolic Health

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
MBHT5001
Diabetes Management
6      Semester 1
MBHT5003
Obesity and Pre-diabetes: Prevention and Care
6    A This unit is intended for students who have experience in clinical care of patients. Most of the subject matter and assessments are based on clinical management processes.
Semester 1

Sydney Professional Certificate in Metabolic Health

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.
MBHT5003 Obesity and Pre-diabetes: Prevention and Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Tim Gill Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly online lectures and podcasts. Practical half day on campus workshop and 1hr introductory webinar. It is compulsory that all of these sessions be attended/viewed by download. Attendance at the workshop is strongly encouraged. All students are required to complete a compulsory learning activity related to the workshop. Assumed knowledge: This unit is intended for students who have experience in clinical care of patients. Most of the subject matter and assessments are based on clinical management processes. Assessment: 3 x clinical case study work tasks including participation in online discussion boards (15%); online quizzes (20%); 2000 word critical thinking essay on key topics (35%); case reports (30%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit of study will develop students' understanding of how to effectively manage overweight, obesity and pre-diabetes. It will facilitate increased confidence in the prevention and practical medical management of these conditions. Current data and concepts in epidemiology and classification and pathogenesis of overweight and obesity and pre-diabetes and related public health issues are addressed. An intensive focus on state of the art patient-centred management of obesity and pre-diabetes follows, including patient engagement with behavioural and psychological approaches, lifestyle interventions in nutrition and exercise, bariatric surgery, medication options and regimens, new technology and sustainability of outcomes. New technology to enhance health is a focus. Overweight and obesity, as well as pre-diabetes is examined with a personalised, case-based approach. Differing health care delivery methods, commercial options and team based approaches to care are explored.
Textbooks
There is no required textbook for this unit but suggested reading is provided within each module.