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Lismore

Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Focuses on the consolidation of foundational knowledge of the chronic conditions and related co-morbidities associated with the respiratory/pulmonary and kidney diseases and cancer. Students construct a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of the application of clinical exercise physiology for the provision of effective exercise interventions in multidisciplinary settings.

Unit content

  • Pathological and pathophysiological bases of:
    • Respiratory/pulmonary conditions
    • Cancer and co-morbidities
    • Kidney diseases and co-morbidities
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ongoing support for maintenance of exercise
  • Clinical reasoning in client care

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 synthesise knowledge of chronic conditions and co-morbidities associated with respiratory/pulmonary and kidney diseases and cancer
2 evaluate evidence based practice for the provision of exercise intervention for chronic conditions
3 explain the provision of safe and effective exercise interventions for clients with chronic conditions within a multidisciplinary practice
4 apply knowledge of chronic conditions and co-morbidities to the provision of effective exercise intervention
5 apply clinical reasoning to the provision of effective exercise interventions for clients with chronic conditions and related co-morbidities

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

  1. synthesise knowledge of chronic conditions and co-morbidities associated with respiratory/pulmonary and kidney diseases and cancer
  2. evaluate evidence based practice for the provision of exercise intervention for chronic conditions
  3. explain the provision of safe and effective exercise interventions for clients with chronic conditions within a multidisciplinary practice
  4. apply knowledge of chronic conditions and co-morbidities to the provision of effective exercise intervention
  5. apply clinical reasoning to the provision of effective exercise interventions for clients with chronic conditions and related co-morbidities

Prescribed texts

  • Ehrman, JK, 2013, Clinical Exercise Physiology, 3rd edn, Human Kinetics, US. ISBN: 1450412807.
  • Wolters Kluwer, American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines for Exercise testing and Prescription, 11th edition.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.