• Deakin University

HND701.1 Demystifying Diabetes

Explore the latest research with experienced clinicians to understand the causes, types and treatments of diabetes.

HND701.1 Demystifying Diabetes
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study10 hours

Find out more about the degree.

Diabetes is recognised as the world’s fastest-growing chronic condition, with an estimated 422 million people living with it worldwide.

This online course draws on up-to-date research, and the real-life experiences of clinicians and people with diabetes, to address the question: “What is diabetes?”

You’ll explore the history, types, causes and treatment of diabetes and get a free taste of Deakin University’s postgraduate degree in Diabetes Education, which can be done entirely on FutureLearn.

What topics will you cover?

This course provided learners with an understanding of:

  • epidemiology of diabetes
  • diagnosing and classifying diabetes
  • different types of diabetes and their methods of treatment
  • the role of insulin in normal metabolism

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the incidence and global distribution of diabetes
  • Develop an understanding of the differences between the different forms of diabetes
  • Identify the symptoms and effects of diabetes
  • Develop an understanding of the relationship between exercise, nutrition and blood glucose
  • Explain insulin function and insulin resistance

Who is the course for?

This course is targeted at:

  • people wanting to understand the causes, types and treatment of diabetes
  • health professionals wanting to reduce the prevalence and impact of diabetes.

Who will you learn with?

Cath is a credentialed diabetes nurse educator with a special interest in diabetes and pregnancy. She works clinically in this field which enhances her academic role and passion for educating students

Dr Virginia Hagger is a RN-CDE, who has worked in the diabetes field as a clinician, program manager and researcher. She is the Course Leader for the Grad Cert in Diabetes Education.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established1974
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • World rankingTop 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021