Clinical Practice in Exercise Physiology 1 (9379.2)
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|Faculty Of Health
|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. Undertake subjective and objective client assessments, exercise testing and exercise prescription in the relevant areas of clinical practice under supervision.
2. Demonstrate and integrate learnt skills into clinical exercise physiology practice, under supervision.
3. Display appropriate practice knowledge in relation to ethical, legal and professional standards in exercise physiology.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
This unit integrates and applies the students knowledge and skills into practice, in the classroom and in the clinical setting. Students undertake workshop, online learning and reflective practice activities to supplement their practical experience and enhance development of professional behaviours and competencies. Students participate in weekly placement as part of the unit during semester, as well as intensive block placement over winter. Assessments in this unit align with placement experiences at the UC Heallth Hub clinics and the mid-year placement blocks. In addition to the UC Graduate Attributes, students are required to demonstrate their progression towards placment competency standards and the ESSA Graduate Attributes of the Exercise Physiology Professional Standards.
Prerequisites9814 Research and Professional Practice Part B AND
6839 Sports Medicine AND
8279 Advanced Functional Anatomy.
CorequisitesEnrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation, 266JA.
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Required Textbooks: None for this unit.
Students are encouraged to purchase the following book from Exercise and Sports Science Australia (website) as a resource for assessment and outcome measure protocols.
- Marlow, N., Hastings, K., Hansson, J. Exercise and Sports Science Australia's Outcome Measures for Exercise Physiologists: Ensuring Evidence-Based Practice. ISBN 978-0-9873065-9-3.
This book can only be ordered through the ESSA website, and is available for purchase in hardcopy or PDF. If students choose to order the PDF copy, it is their responsibilty to bring/print out any required pages for use throughout the unit or associated placements.
1. PDF ($44.00): www.essa.org.au/ItemDetail?iProductCode=OUTCOME%20MEAS&Category=DVD&WebsiteKey=b4460de9-2eb5-46f1-aeaa-3795ae70c687
2. Hardcopy ($88.00): www.essa.org.au/ItemDetail?iProductCode=OUTCOME%20MEASURE&Category=DVD&WebsiteKey=b4460de9-2eb5-46f1-aeaa-3795ae70c687
Exercise Physiology Student Clinical Placement Handbook 2020
ESSA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Other Codes of Conduct required for placement (UC, ACT Health, NSW Health, relevant organisations)
Other useful resources:
Erham, J.K, Gordon, P.M, Visich, P.S & Keteyian S.J., (Eds.) (2017). Clinical Exercise Physiology, (4th ed.). Champaign, Il, Human Kinetics.
Heywood, V.H. (2010). Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (6th ed.). Champaign, Il, Human Kinetics.
ESSA Position Statements: www.essa.org.au/Public/Advocacy/Position_Statements/Public/Advocacy/Position_Statements.aspx?hkey=c2c01874-ffdc-4a20-adb9-42e6d3d020a7
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Where the supervisor(s) at a placement site are not able to provide students with the completed placement documentation (signed Smartabase entries; competency assessment forms; feedforward forms) by the due date, the student must notify the Unit Convenor to be given an approved extension, as appropriate for the circumstance.
Students may request an extension or changes to an allocated clinical placement, if:
- There are grounds for compassion (evidence is required)
- The student is suffering from an illness (a medical certificate is required)
- There are extenuating circumstance (evidence is required)
Where this occurs, it cannot be guaranteed that a replacement clinical placement that meets the same accreditation and assessment requirements will be able to be sourced and provided within the standard timeframe of this Unit. This may extend the timeframe needed for that student to undertake the required placement activities and attain competency for completion of the Unit, and the overall course.
LATE HAND IN POLICY
When a student does not submit an assessment task on or before the due date and time, their mark will be reduced by five percentage points per day from the total mark available (e.g. if an assessment was submitted three days late a mark of 70% would be reduced to 55%, or put another way, if a student was awarded 21 out of 30 and submitted three days late their mark would be reduced to 16.5 out of 30), up to a maximum of seven days at which time the assignment will no longer be accepted, unless there are approved extenuating circumstances.
Special assessment requirements
Students must attempt all assessments in this unit, and must gain an overall grade of 50% to pass this unit.
Students must complete their placement requirements within the provided performance assessment criteria, including professional behaviour.
All marked assessments will be moderated in accordance with the University's moderation policy. Placement performance will be moderated by the Unit Convenor and Clinical Placement Convenor.
If a student fails a clinical practice unit based on their supervisor competency assessment or their professional behaviour, they will be offered the opportunity to undertake an additional supplementary placement at a different time. The timing of the supplementary placement will depend on placement availability, and circumstances surrounding the failure of the initial placement.
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 requires students to be organised and self-manage their learning and placement activities appropriately in balance with other time commitments. It is important that students prioritise that, in additional to on campus classes, their engagement with the online activities, placement preparation activities, independent skills practice and placement (during semester and mid-year blocks) are all part of the required workload of this Unit.
This unit contains placement activities that are essential to meeting the requirements for exercise physiology accreditation with ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia). https://www.essa.org.au/Public/Professional_Standards/The_professional_standards.aspx
All students must have completed and signed the University of Canberra Student Agreeement Form prior to undertaking any placement in this unit. If this was not completed as part of previous WIL units (Research and Professional Practice B), students will be required to complete this form by Week 1 of semester.
As a minimum, all students are required to meet all of the pre-placement requirements specified by the Faculty of Health for Exercise Physiology before commencing placement in Semester 1 (other than Manual Handling): https://www.canberra.edu.au/current-students/canberra-students/work-integrated-learning/prepare-current-students/health
For different placement sites, there may be additional pre-placement requirements. Students who are allocated to sites with additional requirements will be notified and provided specific information to be able to satisfy these prior to their placement commencing.
Students are expected to adopt professional practices when undertaking placement, particularly informing their clinical supervisor if they cannot attend at any time due to illness, etc.
For further information on placement requirements, students should refer to the University's Professional Practice Guidelines and the 2019 Student Clinical Exercise Physiology Placement manual.
Students will be allocated to their placements by the Clinical Placement Convener. Students should anticipate that one or more of their placements may require travel (including accommodation) outside of the ACT area. Placement allocation will be done fairly and equitibly to ensure students meet accreditation requirements as well as having opportunity to attend a variety of placement learning environments and experiences. Where possible, allocation will take into consideration student personal information or circumstances but this cannot be guaranteed to change/affect placements that students are allocated to.
Failure to participate in the allocated placement opportunities given may result in the student's inability to progress in their degree until such times as placement participation requirements can be met.
Required IT skills
It is expected that all students will have basic word-processing skills and appropriate IT skills for using UCLearn to access relevant course material and information, and submitting assignments. For training and support please contact https://learnonline.canberra.edu.au/studentSupport.php or the Library.
Students in this unit are also required to regularly engage with online placement management platforms, including InPlace and Smartabase, and a range of exercise prescriptions and practice software at their various placement sites.
Students will need to purchase at least two University of Canberra Exercise Physiology polo shirts, and a University of Canberra name badge, if they do not already have them. Students will be expected to wear both items as part of their clinical practice attire to all placements.
Students may be assigned to clinical placement outside of the ACT region and required to travel and support accommodation needs at their own expense. There may be some funding opportunites for students to apply for in order to assist with expenses for placement outside of the ACT region. Students need to contact the UC Placement Office for further information.
Work placement, internships or practicums
In addition to undertaking weekly placement (no more than 10hrs/week) during the Semester, you will be allocated to placements during the mid-year blocks.
The amount of hours completed during this unit will vary between students. If you are concerned about your placement hours, please contact the Unit convenor to discuss this early in the semester so that an appropriate plan can be developed, if required.
You should have already completed the 140 Exercise Science hours by the end of 3rd year. If you have not yet completed this or are concerned whether your hours meet the ESSA requirements, please make a time to discuss this with the Unit convenor in the first few weeks of semester.
Announcements made during O-Week, the weekly workshops and/or via UCLearn for this Unit will be deemed to have been received by all students.
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