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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Focuses on the consolidation of foundational knowledge of the chronic conditions and related co-morbidities associated with the respiratory/pulmonary and kidney diseases and cancer. Students construct a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of the application of clinical exercise physiology for the provision of effective exercise interventions in multidisciplinary settings.

Unit content

  • Pathological and pathophysiological bases of:
    • Respiratory/pulmonary conditions
    • Cancer and co-morbidities
    • Kidney diseases and co-morbidities
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ongoing support for maintenance of exercise
  • Clinical reasoning in client care

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 synthesise knowledge of chronic conditions and co-morbidities associated with respiratory/pulmonary and kidney diseases and cancer
2 evaluate evidence based practice for the provision of exercise intervention for chronic conditions
3 explain the provision of safe and effective exercise interventions for clients with chronic conditions within a multidisciplinary practice
4 apply knowledge of chronic conditions and co-morbidities to the provision of effective exercise intervention
5 apply clinical reasoning to the provision of effective exercise interventions for clients with chronic conditions and related co-morbidities

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. synthesise knowledge of chronic conditions and co-morbidities associated with respiratory/pulmonary and kidney diseases and cancer
    • GA1:
  2. evaluate evidence based practice for the provision of exercise intervention for chronic conditions
    • GA5:
  3. explain the provision of safe and effective exercise interventions for clients with chronic conditions within a multidisciplinary practice
    • GA7:
  4. apply knowledge of chronic conditions and co-morbidities to the provision of effective exercise intervention
    • GA7:
  5. apply clinical reasoning to the provision of effective exercise interventions for clients with chronic conditions and related co-morbidities
    • GA1:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • Ehrman, JK, 2013, Clinical Exercise Physiology, 3rd edn, Human Kinetics, US. ISBN: 1450412807.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.