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Lismore

Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Builds on previous learning and focuses on the application of foundational knowledge in the areas of neurological conditions and co-morbidities, treatments, and rehabilitation principles in a multidisciplinary environment. Students will develop skills for clinical assessment, and the design and delivery of safe, evidence-based exercise interventions for individuals with neurological conditions.

Unit content

  • Brain and neural pathway physiology and pathophysiological bases of neurological conditions.
  • Multidisciplinary management including diagnostic criteria and procedures, common medications, surgical, medical and allied health treatments and/or interventions.
  • Clinical signs and symptoms and indications and contraindications for exercise.
  • Clinical assessment; and monitoring of rehabilitation programs.
  • Manual handling and accessibility needs of neurological clientele.
  • 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 neurological conditions and co-morbidities into practice
2 autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with neurological conditions
3 critically analyse and adapt knowledge of exercise testing and prescription before, during and after exercise
4 apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and adapt response(s) to clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with neurological conditions
5 design and adapt appropriate exercise environments and techniques that accommodates the needs of individuals with neurological conditions
6 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 neurological conditions and co-morbidities into practice
    • GA4:
  2. autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with neurological conditions
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. critically analyse and adapt knowledge of exercise testing and prescription before, during and after exercise
    • GA4:
  4. apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and adapt response(s) to clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with neurological conditions
    • GA4:
  5. design and adapt appropriate exercise environments and techniques that accommodates the needs of individuals with neurological conditions
    • GA2:
  6. interpret and professionally communicate clinical status, treatment and intervention rationales, progression and outcome(s) to specialist and non-specialist audiences
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.