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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 musculoskeletal 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: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
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 musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pathologies Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Cultural competence
2 recognise and follow the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice, standards of best practice and medico-legal framework of practice Ethical practice
3 critically evaluate scientific literature from a clinical perspective Intellectual rigour
4 produce professional documentation and written communication. Ethical practice Communication and social skills
5 exhibit the clinical skills and competencies of a professional graduate-level Clinical Exercise Physiologist Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Cultural competence

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

  1. design and manage the clinical exercise therapy for clients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pathologies
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. recognise and follow the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice, standards of best practice and medico-legal framework of practice
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. critically evaluate scientific literature from a clinical perspective
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. produce professional documentation and written communication.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. exhibit the clinical skills and competencies of a professional graduate-level Clinical Exercise Physiologist
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

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