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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Consolidates the ongoing development of competencies and the ethical and professional standards that are required to become an entry level practitioner of clinical exercise physiology. Students will develop advanced skills in the application of effective exercise for all the relevant pathology domains associated with chronic conditions.

Unit content

  • The role of evidence based practice
  • Differentiation of contraindications in the respiratory/pulmonary, kidney, cancer and neuromuscular domains
  • Professional communication
  • Principles of body mechanics and functional capacity
  • Adverse clinical symptoms
  • Referral in a multi-disciplinary context
  • 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.

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 design and manage the clinical exercise therapy for clients with metabolic pathologies
2 recognise and follow the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice, standards of best practice and medico-legal framework of practice
3 critically evaluate scientific literature from a clinical perspective
4 produce professional documentation and written communication
5 exhibit the clinical skills and competencies of a professional graduate-level Clinical Exercise Physiologist

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

  1. design and manage the clinical exercise therapy for clients with metabolic pathologies
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. recognise and follow the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice, standards of best practice and medico-legal framework of practice
    • GA3:
  3. critically evaluate scientific literature from a clinical perspective
    • GA1:
  4. produce professional documentation and written communication
    • GA3:
  5. exhibit the clinical skills and competencies of a professional graduate-level Clinical Exercise Physiologist
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

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