Clinical Conditions 1 (11545.1)
|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 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 - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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 - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
This unit has a strong emphasis on developing clinical reasoning, person-centred care, evidence-based practice and therapeutic alliance as a health professional. The assessments require students to apply theoretical knowledge, evidence-based research and person-centred strategies to case-based learning and professional skill development. Students are required to analyse and interpret clinical information and client case studies in order to create and evaluate safe and effective exercise physiology interventions for people with a range of clinical health conditions.
Practical workshops and tutorials provide students with opportunity to explore, discuss and deepen their understanding of the online theoretical content as it applies to the scope of practice of an exercise physiologist.
The conditions covered in this unit are focused on common health conditions that students will encounter during their clinical practicum and in practice as a graduate exercise physiologist. It also includes key areas of applied professional 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.
Incompatible units9383 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|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Miss Angela Douglas|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Miss Angela Douglas|
These are recommended texts and readings to access for this unit to support learning in some topics, but are not required. Any required readings will be provided to you in the weekly learning modules for each topic area.
1. Gordon, Visich & Keteyian. Clinical Practice in Exercise Physiology, 4th Edition. Human Kinetics.Human Kinetics. 2018 - This text is also relevant and 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).
2. Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine: The Medicine of Exercise, Volume 2, 5e - access to this text as a resource will be provided through the 'Reading List' tab on your Canvas site for 11545, through McGraw Hill AccessPhysiotherapy.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment 1 (Online Quiz) does not require any submission. It does require online access of the two quizzes within a specified window on the due dates in Weeks 3 and 11.
Assessment 2 (Client Intervention Plan) requires submission of video files. Some formats may record in large file size, and students are able to provide a link (e.g. OneDrive, Google) for shared access to their file as an alternative if they have issues submitting their video file to Canvas. The sharefile must not be accessed/updated by the student after the due date,or it will be counted as late submission. Files can be saved as a student name, as for obvious reasons, the video format of this assessment means that the assessment cannot be de-identified for marking.
Assessment 3 (Oral Viva final exam) requires students to upload a copy of their presentation file for the exam to Canvas prior to their exam time. This can be done anytime before their individual exam time.
Special assessment requirements
Students must attempt all assessment items in this unit, and receive an aggregate mark of 50% or higher to pass.
Students must also gain an overall mark of 50% in the final exam and be assessed as safe 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 hybrid format:
Pre-prepared online learning modules (recorded presentations, readings and resources, with guided learning questions)
On-campus tutorial discussion each fortnight to cover student questions or key areas from the online learning module topic(s) associated with the tutorial.
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.
For each clinical topic area, there will also be an online chat forum where students can post questions, share resources and ideas, provide topics they would like to be discussed in the on campus tutorial session.
On-campus practical skills and case-based learning workshops
Students will be expected to participate in the weekly on-campus workshop classes, and are encouraged to engage in small group and class discussions, share ideas and experiences with their peers to optimise their learning.
For specific case-based learning workshops, students can optimise their learning by preparing the provided case study questions prior to attending their workshop.
Engagement with all online learning and campus-based classes is recommended to support student learning and preparation for undertaking the assessment and exam requirements of the unit; but importantly also for developing applied knowledge, case management skills and practical competencies in preparation for their clinical placements and for future work as an accredited exercise physiologist. When students attend clinical placements, the areas covered in this unit (along with other clinical units undertaken in 3rd year) 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.
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
This unit does not formally contain placement or work-integrated learning (WIL). However, students are strongly encouraged to engage/monitor their InPlace record through this unit and semester to ensure they are fully verified and have completed all pre-placement requirements for clinical placements.
For any student interested in commencing an early clinical placement over summer (late Nov/December 2023, and/or January 2024 prior to Semester 1 commencing), please arrange to meet with the Unit Convenor of this unit 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 may be required to wear the masks to enter UCH and throughout their practical class time.
Surgical masks are provided at the entry of UCH and are the minimum level mask that should be worn. Students are encouraged and welcomed to wear their own N95/P2 mask.
In the current environment of ongoing high COVID cases (especially in winter months) and high circulating levels of other respiratory viruses, incluidng influenza and RSV, it is critical that students do not attend classes on campus if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness, regardless of how mild. Adjustments to class access can be made through discussion with the unit convenor.