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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Examines the principles and objectives of effective exercise assessment programs. Program design is studied in detail in relation to different populations. Aspects of consultation, interview and testing techniques, health education and counselling will be studied with an emphasis on developing practical skills.

Unit content

  • General considerations for the target pathologies – overview and introduction
  • Overview of medical and surgical intervention and the impact of participation in exercise.  
  • Evidence associated with mode, intensity, duration, frequency, volume and progression for a pathological condition
  • The construction of evidence based safe and effective exercise plans
  • Incorporation of goal setting, medical history and clinical status
  • The provision of first aid, and appropriate reporting within multidisciplinary settings.

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 distinguish and apply clinical reasoning to the construction of exercise interventions for medical pathology
2 demonstrate an understanding of the role of multidisciplinary approaches including medical and surgical interventions and the implication of medication regimes upon clinical status
3 select, modify and demonstrate the application of safe exercise programs to affect positive changes in exercise ability and functional capacity including the inclusion of exercise for the treatment of pathology
4 formulate responses and management strategies for the provision of first aid and the appropriate reporting to referrers, primary health providers and other health providers
5 evaluate the evidence base for mode, intensity, duration, frequency, volume and progression of exercise interventions for chronic conditions
6 communicate effectively, via both verbal and non-verbal methods, with clients/patients and service users, medical professionals and other allied health professionals

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

  1. distinguish and apply clinical reasoning to the construction of exercise interventions for medical pathology
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the role of multidisciplinary approaches including medical and surgical interventions and the implication of medication regimes upon clinical status
  3. select, modify and demonstrate the application of safe exercise programs to affect positive changes in exercise ability and functional capacity including the inclusion of exercise for the treatment of pathology
  4. formulate responses and management strategies for the provision of first aid and the appropriate reporting to referrers, primary health providers and other health providers
  5. evaluate the evidence base for mode, intensity, duration, frequency, volume and progression of exercise interventions for chronic conditions
  6. communicate effectively, via both verbal and non-verbal methods, with clients/patients and service users, medical professionals and other allied health professionals

Prescribed texts

  • American College of Sports Medicine, 2017, ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 10th edn, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. ISBN: 9781496339065.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.