Impact of life transition of diabetes management and self care Assignment

Task description

Choose a life transition of particular interest to you and examine the potential impact on diabetes management and self-care. In your examination include how a diabetes educator can support a person with diabetes during this transition, and the role other health professionals could play in providing additional support.

Instructions for assessment task

  •   Use the information that you have learned from the readings and your own research.
  •   Draw on theoretical concepts provided in the unit.
  •   Familiarise yourself with the online resources provided on Future Learn.
  •   Should you need further support in developing your assignment or with your writing skills Deakin provides a number of resources which you might find helpful at the following site
  •   Access relevant contemporary literature to support your discussion. References should mainly include refereed journal articles.
  •   The suggested readings in the unit are a good place to start. References to non-peer reviewed websites and/or Wikipedia are not appropriate for this assessment task.
  •   Make sure you self-assess your assignment against the marking rubric available before submission. This enables you to make sure all the required areas have been covered.

    Document structure:

    •   Front page: to include student name and number, Assignment title and word count.
    •   Adhere to word limit requirements (within 10%). The word count does not include

      headings, references page, reference citations and direct quotes.

    •   A reference list should be provided on a separate page headed ‘References’ at the end of the assignment.
    •   Appendices (if applicable) are attached after the reference list page
    •   Table of contents: This type of assignment would not usually have a Table of


    •   Headings are useful to provide the reader cues about the structure of the assignment

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When information is presented clearly, using consistent style, it looks professional and is easy to read. Elements of your assignment to include:

  •   Consistent margins
  •   Double-line spacing between lines.
  •   Font: 12-point type size (never use a larger point size for headings or on the title page). Use Times or Times New Roman.
  •   Page numbers to be provided on all pages except front page. Place page number in top right hand corner
  •   Paragraph indents: Indent the first line of each paragraph (using the tab key or paragraph tool).
  •   Exceptions: abstract, block quotations, titles and headings, table titles and notes.
  •   References list indents: Apply the hanging indent for the second and subsequent lines

    of a reference.

  •   Justification of text: All text needs to be aligned to the left, not justified


    Assignment should contain a purposeful introduction that outlines some general background to the topic, an aim and purpose and themes for discussion.

    The body of the assignment:

    •   constitutes about 80% of the word limit
    •   provides key arguments supported by literature
    •   organised in paragraphs of approximately 150 words with each paragraph focused

      on explanation of one idea

    •   There should be a logical progression of ideas as demonstrated by logically linked

      arguments/discussion made in each paragraph.

    •   Each paragraph should commence with a topic sentence and end with a link to

      the next paragraph, and show a logical progression of ideas/argument. The conclusion:

    •   A paragraph (usually) provides a summation of ideas
    •   draws together the discussion
    •   does not present new material
    •   does not include references
    •   offers your position drawn from the discussion.

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Academic writing:

Writing adheres to conventions of written English:

  •   correct word choice and professional language
  •   correct grammar, punctuation and spelling (reread your work, and use spellcheck)
  •   express your meaning using clear, direct language in the fewest words possible.


    Unless really necessary, most assignments do not require the use of direct quotes. Instead, re-expression of author arguments into your own words is required. If a direct quotation is used, you must explain how it adds to the discussion.

    Referencing style

    Acknowledge sources and adhere to referencing conventions as per APA6 Style. See referencing information here –



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