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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Builds on previous learning and focuses on the application of foundational knowledge in the areas of cardiovascular health. Students will develop theoretical and practical skills for exercise assessment, and the design and delivery of safe, evidence based interventions for individuals with cardiovascular conditions and co-morbidities.

Unit content

  • Pathological and pathophysiological bases of cardiovascular conditions and co-morbidities.
  • Multidisciplinary management of cardiovascular conditions and co-morbidities.
  • Cardiovascular indications and contraindications for exercise.
  • Clinical exercise testing and monitoring.
  • Design and delivery of safe and effective, evidence based exercise interventions.

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically analyse and integrate an advanced body of knowledge of cardiovascular health and underlying principles and concepts into practice
2 autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with cardiovascular conditions
3 detect, analyse and appropriately respond to arrhythmias identified by means of ECG and non-ECG techniques
4 apply and adapt critical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and response(s) to clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with cardiovascular conditions
5 interpret and professionally communicate clinical status, treatment and intervention rationales, progression and outcome(s) to specialist and non-specialist audiences

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

  1. critically analyse and integrate an advanced body of knowledge of cardiovascular health and underlying principles and concepts into practice
    • GA4:
  2. autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with cardiovascular conditions
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. detect, analyse and appropriately respond to arrhythmias identified by means of ECG and non-ECG techniques
    • GA4:
  4. apply and adapt critical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and response(s) to clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with cardiovascular conditions
    • GA4:
  5. interpret and professionally communicate clinical status, treatment and intervention rationales, progression and outcome(s) to specialist and non-specialist audiences
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • American College of Sports, M, Riebe, D, Ehrman, JK, Liguori, G & Magal, M, 2017, ACSM’s guidelines for exercise testing and prescription, 10th edn, Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Ehrman, JK, Gordon, PM, Visich, PS & Keteyian, SJ, 2019, Clinical Exercise Physiology, 4th edn, Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois. ISBN: 978-1-4925-4645-0 (print).
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.