Clinical Conditions 1 (11545.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|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 outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate and explain broad, factual and coherent knowledge of the pathophysiological bases of common target conditions from the Exercise Physiology Professional Standards;
2. Demonstrate applied knowledge, and cognitive and technical skills to design, implement and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions that account for sociocultural and individual factors;
3. Analyse, apply, develop and communicate assessments, exercise prescription and programs for rehabilitation or management of common clinical conditions relevant to the scope of practice of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist;
4. Integrate and explain case-based treatment plans, considering associated medical, surgical and allied health treatments, referral and assessment information, individual context and scientific evidence;
5. Develop the cognitive and creative skills to teach, coach and motivate clients to facilitate self-management of exercise and healthy lifestyle, using biopsychosocial framework, models of behaviour change, scientific evidence and applied professional practice knowledge;
6. Formulate and communicate sound clinical reasoning and decision making informed by evidence-based practice and client-centred care; and
7. Practice clinical exercise physiology competencies in a professional environment.
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This unit requires students to apply theoretical knowledge, evidence-based research and person-centred strategies to develop skills and professional behaviours for clinical exercise physiology practice. Using practical workshops and case-based learning, students are required to analyse and interpret clinical information and client case studies in order to create, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise physiology interventions for people with clinical health conditions. This unit has a strong emphasis on developing clinical reasoning, person-centred care, evidence-based practice and therapeutic alliance as a health professional.
The conditions covered in this unit are focused on more common health conditions that students will encounter during their practicum and in practice as a graduate exercise physiologist. It also includes key areas of practice to prepare students for commencing clinical placements at UC clinics and local placement sites.
Prerequisites10070 Professional Practice in Exercise Physiology AND 9813 Research and Professional Practice A AND 8913 Motor Control and Skill Acquisition
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation.
- 9383 Neuromuscular Conditions and Rehabilitation 10072 Exercise Management for Chronic Diseases
Equivalent units9383 Neuromuscular Conditions and Rehabilitation AND 10072 Exercise Management for Chronic Diseases. Students need to have completed both of the above units for equivalence with 11545 Clinical Conditions 1 and 11546 Clinical Conditions 2.
Assumed knowledgeFoundational knowledge in professional practice in Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology in Australia, including scope of practice, ethics and professional conduct, health care legislation.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Miss Angela Douglas|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Miss Angela Douglas|
Gordon, Visich & Keteyian. Clinical Practice in Exercise Physiology, 4th Edition. Human Kinetics.Human Kinetics. 2018 (available through The School Locker).
Or you can use 3rd Edition (2013), if purchasing second-hand or accessing through library (which also has the 4th Edition).
This required text is also used in other units in the 4th year of your degree, being Cardio-pulmonary Conditions and Rehabilitation (unit 9381), and Clinical Conditions 2 (unit 11546).
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students must attempt all assessment items. Students must gain 50% in the final exam and be assessed as safe, and receive an aggregate mark of 50% or more to pass this unit.
Students must complete the Pre-Placement Requirements assessment (ungraded - Complete/Non-complete) to pass the unit.
All marks will be moderated in accordance with the University's moderation policy.
This unit is being delivered in a blended format:
Pre-prepared online learning modules (recorded presentations, readings and resources, with guided learning questions)
On campus tutorial discussion sessions to cover questions or key areas from the online learning modules
Students are expected to participate in these sessions by coming prepared with questions, or specific areas of the online learning module that they would like to revise/discuss. This tutorial is not a lecture.
On campus practical skills and case-based learning workshops
Students will be expected to participate in the integrated case-based 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.
Engagement with all online learning and campus-based classes is 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. When students attend clinical placements, the areas covered in this unit (along with other clinical units) are assumed knowledge by the placement supervisors.
Online learning modules (including recorded presentations and the key 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 are also encouraged to undertake further self-directed learing for topics they are finding challenging or complex.
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 will need to engage with different programs for developing and presenting assessment skills and client case study presentations.
Work placement, internships or practicums
As part of this unit, students may have the opportunity to undertake clinical placement to contribute towards accreditation requirements as an Exercise Physiologist, once all of their pre-placement requirements are completed. This can be arranged with the unit convenor as appropriate.
For this year (2021), the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on placement capacity of providers, and the university's prioritisation of students in their final year/semester of their degree, may affect placements that are available to students in this unit.
If you are interested in commencing clinical placement during semester or over summer (December /January 2022), please arrange to meet with the Unit Convenor to discuss this on a case-by-case basis.
Students in this unit will be required to follow ACT Health and UC COVID-19 processes, including screening and infection control procedures. The Tuesday workshops for this unit are held within the University of Canberra Hospital building, which is an ACT Health/Canberra Healt Services facility. Students will be required to wear the masks provided on entry, and to undertake screening every time they attend for class.
In the current environment, it is critical that students do not attend classes on campus if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness, regardless of how mild.
Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for course-related work, such as peer learning discussions or case studies.