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Metabolic Conditions PG (8536.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

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



    This unit aims to develop the clinical decision making processes, knowledge and skills necessary for effective assessment and treatment of patients with metabolic conditions. Students will evaluate the pathophysiology and functional consequences of metabolic conditions including obesity, dyslipidaemias, impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus. The unit will also consider cancers that can be modulated through exercise. Students will examine management strategies for the patient following typical interventions and the role of exercise in the prevention, management and treatment of these conditions will be scrutinised.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. assess, interpret, plan, implement and evaluate the intervention skills required for the practice of exercise physiology in cancers and metabolic conditions; integrate these intervention skills into clinical exercise physiology treatment; demonstrate sound knowledge in primary and secondary prevention strategies for patients with these disorders.

    Contact Hours

    Four hours per week.




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