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Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

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.

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
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
  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

Prescribed texts

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