Relevance of an Accredited Australian Diabetes Educators Association Course to Aboriginal Health Workers, Supervisors and Aboriginal People in South AustraliaM. N. King 2006
From 1997 onwards, Flinders University allowed Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) to enrol as students in the university’s accredited Australian Diabetes Educators Association course. This report details the outcomes of an evaluation to determine whether the course was meeting the needs of Aboriginal participants. Among the main findings was that, while the course was difficult for AHWs, those that did pass the academic requirements found the course highly relevant to their needs and were more prepared to assume responsibility for initiating diabetes health promotional activities.