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Exercise Management for Chronic Disease (10072.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science


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This unit aims to develop the knowledge necessary for effective assessment and exercise treatment of special populations (pregnancy, ageing, children) and patients with specific chronic diseases and disorders including renal, metabolic, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, mental health, and immunological. Students will evaluate the pathophysiology of these conditions/disorders and exam the role of exercise rehabilitation in the management of these conditions.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of selected ESSA target pathologies and conditions; and

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate selection, safe implementation and delivery of appropriate assessments and exercise based rehabilitation interventions for selected ESSA target pathologies (metabolic, renal, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, immunological) and special populations (pregnancy, ageing, children).

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

6 hours per week.


10069 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation AND 9381 Cardio-pulmonary Conditions and Rehabilitation.


Enrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation, 266JA.

Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

9377 Advanced Exercise Prescription.

Equivalent Units

9377 Advanced Exercise Prescription.

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