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Clinical Practice in Exercise Physiology 1 (9379.2)

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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Syllabus

This unit is a practical education unit that provides students with the conceptual knowledge, professional competencies and practical skills to independently and effectively manage clinical clientele of a complex nature through the use of exercise and exercise principles. Students will develop a strong understanding of musculoskeletal injury, cardiorespiratory disease, neurological and neuromuscular impairment and other chronic and complex conditions. Furthermore, students will be expected to integrate pathology-specific knowledge to develop appropriate exercise interventions within a clinically relevant time-frame. The development of competencies and knowledge in dealing with multi-pathology cases is essential for the practicing accredited Exercise Physiologist. This unit enables students to develop strong ethical and professional standards to ensure best practice, and covers professional competencies and clinical hours required by ESSA for students to be eligible for Exercise Physiology accreditation. This unit introduces the student to the delivery of clinical exercise physiology services to clients in the three areas of clinical practice (apparently healthy; musculoskeletal/neuromuscular/neuromuscular and cardiopulmonary/metabolic) in a clinical working environment.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Undertake subjective and objective client assessments, exercise testing and exercise prescription in the relevant areas of clinical practice under supervision.

2. Demonstrate and integrate learnt skills into clinical exercise physiology practice, under supervision.

3. Display appropriate practice knowledge in relation to ethical, legal and professional standards in exercise physiology.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

2 hours per week. Clinical placement will be required of up to 35 hours per week to a total of 170 hours.

Prerequisites

9814 Research and Professional Practice Part B AND
6839 Sports Medicine AND
8279 Advanced Functional Anatomy.

Corequisites

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

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.

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