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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Focuses on an overall consolidation of the learning and ongoing development of competencies required to qualify as an entry level practitioner of clinical exercise physiology. Provides practical experience of client assessment methodologies, the provision of prescription and delivery of exercise for target pathologies within multidisciplinary settings. Students will be expected to integrate specific knowledge in order to develop appropriate clinical interventions within clinically relevant time frames.

Unit content

  • Scope of Practice of the Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Code of Conduct and Ethical Practice
  • Client centred care models
  • Metabolic, cardiopulmonary, kidney and cancer pathologies
  • Clinical Placement

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 integrate theory with practice in a variety of multidisciplinary clinical exercise physiology practice environments
2 design and manage the clinical exercise therapy for clients with metabolic, respiratory, kidney, cancer and cardiovascular pathologies
3 apply individual health and psychosocial information to formulate assessments and interventions to treat and engage individual clients
4 reflect on learning and personal experience towards professional development

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

  1. integrate theory with practice in a variety of multidisciplinary clinical exercise physiology practice environments
    • GA4:
  2. design and manage the clinical exercise therapy for clients with metabolic, respiratory, kidney, cancer and cardiovascular pathologies
    • GA4:
  3. apply individual health and psychosocial information to formulate assessments and interventions to treat and engage individual clients
    • GA6:
  4. reflect on learning and personal experience towards professional development
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.