Exercise Management for Chronic Disease (10072.1)
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|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 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).
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This unit applies clinical theory, evidence-based research and practical strategies to facilitate a greater awareness of professional and service-based context for analysing and evaluating current treatment and management for chronic and complex conditions. Students will work with case-based learning to develop lateral and flexible approaches to enhance problem-solving and decision-making skills for safe and effective assessment, prescription and programming within exercise physiology practice. This unit has a strong emphasis on developing clinical reasoning, person-centred care, evidence-based practice and therapeutic alliance as future health professionals.
Prerequisites10069 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation AND 9381 Cardio-pulmonary Conditions and Rehabilitation.
CorequisitesEnrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation, 266JA.
Incompatible units9377 Advanced Exercise Prescription.
Equivalent units9377 Advanced Exercise Prescription.
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This unit does not require additional purchasing of texts. The required text used in the pre-requisite unit 9381 Cardio-pulmonary conditions and Rehabilitation can be used for supplementary readings and preparation for specific topics that are covered with the unit.
Clinical Practice in Exercise Physiology, 4th Edition 2018 (or 3rd Edition 2013), Gordon, Visich & Keteyian. Human Kinetics.
If not already purchased, students may borrow or purchase this book as a reference, as it covers key conditions that form part of this unit, as well as another core unit (9383 Neuromuscular Conditions and Rehabilitation).
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
For the final exam, the written copy of the student's case study (powerpoint or word document) must be provided to the Unit Convenor prior to the student's individual exam time. This is to be sent via email, and uploaded to Canvas.
Special assessment requirements
Information on extensions and special consideration for assessments can be found in the Student Guide to Policies.
Students must gain 50% in the final exam, and an aggregate mark of 50% or more to pass this unit.
All marks will be moderated in accordance with the University's moderation policy.
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.
This unit is being delivered in a blended format, with weekly
- Pre-prepared online learning modules (recorded presentations, readings and resources, with guided learning questions)
- Live 90-minute discussion sessions, to cover questions or key areas from the online learning modules
- Case-based workshops - these will be delivered on campus each week, and will not be recorded. If campus access changes with tighter COVID-19 regulations during semester, these workshops will move to an online format.
Students will be expected to participate in workshop classes each week by being prepared with pre-developed case studies, engaging in discussions and sharing ideas and experiences with their peers to promote further professional development.
This unit is delivered in a condense format over an intensive 8-week semester (6 weeks of classes, with 2 weeks of exam).
Engagement will all online learning and campus based classes are recommended to support student learning and preparation for undertaking assessment and exam requirements, as well as developing applied knowledge and practice competencies for placement and future work as an accredited exercise physiologist.
Online learning modules (including recorded presentations and the selection of readings/resources) present only a summary of key information. There are further readings from the recommended textbook, supplementary learning resources and videos that will be provided or suggested that can assist students in consolidating the topics covered in this unit.
Students will be expected to participate in workshop classes by being prepared, actively exploring and sharing their views and experiences, and to prepare with pre-readings or pre-developed case studies for class as required.
Required IT skills
Students can choose how to develop and present aspects of their assessment tasks. Based on their choice, assessments may involve use of powerpoint or similar programs, exercise software programs etc.
On placement and in the workforce, they will experience and be required to engage with many different formats and processes for approaching practice as an exercise physiologist, and an important part of this unit is to facilitate flexible and lateral thinking, and reflective practice.
Work placement, internships or practicums