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Cardio-Pulmonary Conditions PG (8531.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science



    This unit aims to develop the knowledge necessary for effective assessment and treatment of patients with disorders of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Students will evaluate the pathophysiology and functional consequences of respiratory disorders (such as airflow limitation; inflammatory and infective conditions) on pulmonary function. Students will become familiar with the pathophysiology of a range of Cardio-pulmonary conditions. The role of exercise and rehabilitation in the management of these conditions will be examined.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. use knowledge in effective selection, safe implementation and delivery of a basic range of exercise and rehabilitation interventions for cardio-thoracic/pulmonary disorders; understand the underpinning pathophysiology of cardio thoracic/pulmonary disorders; and understand the integration of the role of the clinical exercise physiologist within the medical team in exercise rehabilitation programmes.

    Contact Hours

    Four hours per week.



    Assumed Knowledge

    Human Anatomy.

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