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 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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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 - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
This unit requires students to apply theoretical knowledge, evidence-based research and practical strategies to develop competencies and professional behaviours for clinical exercise physiology practice. Using 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 future health professionals.
The conditions covered in this unit are focused on the most common health conditions from the ESSA AEP Professional Standards that students will encounter during their practicum and in practice as a graduate exercise physiologist. It also includes some key conditions 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.
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 in hard copy or e-book 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 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.
This unit is being delivered in a blended format:
Pre-prepared online learning modules (recorded presentations, readings and resources, with guided learning questions)
Live online 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 labs (Weeks 4, 5, 6)
On Campus case-based learning workshops (Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Students will be expected to participate in the 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 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 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 will have the opportunity to undertake clinical placement to contribute towards accreditation requirements as an Exercise Physiologist.
For this year (2020), this is not a required component of the unit and will be optional for the students. This is due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on placement capacity of placement providers, and the university's prioritisation of students in their final year/semester of their degree undertaking placements that are available. There may also be unanticipated changes to placement capacity, arrangements and attendance that are not within the control of the Unit Convenor, Clinical Placement Convenor, the sites or the students.
If you are interested in commencing clinical placement during semester, or over summer (December 2020/January 2021), please arrange to meet with the Unit Convenor to discuss this on a case-by-case basis.
Students who undertake placement as part of this unit will be required to follow screening and infection control procedures. These will be specified based on the placement site they are attending.
Students who undertake placement as part of this unit are required to follow the procedures for notification of absence/illness notification (please refer to the 2020 Student Placement Handbook, and if needed, contact the Clinical Placement Coordinator for clarification). In the context of managing placement attendance in line with COVID-19 regulations, including managing illness symptoms, infection control and self-isolation/quarantine if needed - students must follow the processes set by their specific placement sites and the University, as well the Department of Health directives. If there are no site-specifc requirements or regulations, students are to follow the Department of Health directives. It is the responsibilty of each student to remain up to date with the COVID-19 restrictions and directives from Department of Health, and to follow the processes for physical distancing, infection control and (where required) self-isolation/quarantine; and to report symptoms (and where relevant, COVID-19 test results) to their Clinical Supervisor(s) to ensure the safety of staff, patients/clients and the students.
In the current environment, it is critical that students do not attend placement if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness, regardless of how mild. Students are expected to notify their Clinical Supervisor(s) and the UC Clinical Placement Coordinator if they will be absent from placement with illness, including mild symptoms or screening processes that prevent access/attendance (or require quarantine for a specified period of time).
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.
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