Professional Practice in Exercise Physiology (10070.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Sport And Exercise Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional standards, regulatory, ethical and evidence based principles and systems governing the exercise physiology profession and health care practice in the Australian context;
2. Compile relevant clinical documentation, including referrals and reports as required by regulatory systems;
3. Formulate a comprehensive client history through consultation and apply relevant skills including interpersonal communication and behaviour change strategies to inform effective exercise intervention;
4. Recognise diverse social and cultural factors that may influence and shape approaches to client centred care and demonstrate effective communication and intervention strategies in this context; and
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the key business principles that underpin work as a private practitioner.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
Prerequisites8340 Health Disease and Exercise AND
9812 Exercise Programming and Prescription 2
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation.
Incompatible units9380 Practice in Exercise 1 AND 9384 Professional Practice in Exercise 2
Assumed knowledgeSuccessfully completed first 3 years of the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation degree.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mr Louis Robinson|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Mr Louis Robinson|
Required text: None
Students will also be provided with recommended supplementary readings (journal articles, professional guidelines, website links etc) that will assist in the completion of their assessment tasks, and their preparation for professional practice on placement and following graduation.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Students must pass the Practical Assessment (Initial client consultation, clinical documentation and reflection) to successfully pass the unit.
The online assessment will not be opened after the final submission date and time. No exceptions.
Assessment items are moderated, as per University of Canberra assessment moderation policy.
Special assessment requirements
If you fail this assessment you will be give one opportunity to re-sit. If you pass the re-sit attempt, you will receive a maximum grade of 50% only for the assessment. If you fail the re-sit attempt, then you will fail the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
It is strongly encouraged that students engage with self directed learning activities, recommended readings and supplementary resources, and contribute actively to classroom and online discussions in this unit. The self directed learning discussions have been set up to provide students with the opportunity to explore and discuss core areas of professional practice and development that are directly relevant for clinical practice, and link key topics covered in the modules with contemporary issues in practice.
Students are required to attend all weekly workshops for this unit, including any additional workshop sessions within semester, as this unit contains key learning concepts for professional accreditation and practice as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in Australia.
Workshop sessions for this unit will not be recorded due to the room allocation this semester. Therefore, non-attendance to workshop sessions may increase student risk of poor assessment performance or failing the unit; and may disadvantage students in their future placement activities and performance.
Required IT skills
This unit requires students to engage in progressive online discussion forums with their peers, as well as resourcing information online for assessments.
The following costs are expected for this unit:
- Use of own electronic device during workshops, or self-printing of electronically-provided material;
- Costs for internet access if required outside the UC campus
Work placement, internships or practicums
This Unit does not formally contain any Work Integrated Learning (WIL) requirements (clinical placements and externships). However, the content of this Unit is closely tied to preparation for clinical placements, which are formally undertaken within other units in the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation.
Announcements made in lectures and workshops are deemed to be made to the whole group. Information and announcements will also be made on Canvas.