Clinical Practice in Exercise Physiology 2 (9382.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| 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 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 implementing treatment strategies under supervision;
2. Apply methods of measuring the outcome of intervention in the relevant areas of clinical practice under supervision;
3. Demonstrate and integrate theoretical knowledge into clinical exercise physiology practice, under supervision; and
4. Display appropriate practice knowledge in relation to ethical, legal and professional standards in exercise physiology.
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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 - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
This is the capstone unit for the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation. The primary focus of this unit is to enable students to continue their professional practice development to achieve the new graduate competency standards through clinical placements and reflective practice.
Prerequisites9379 Clinical Practice in Exercise Physiology 1.
CorequisitesEnrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation, 266JA
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Miss Angela Douglas|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Miss Angela Douglas|
UC Student Clinical Exercise Physiology Placement Handbook (2020)
Site-specific placement modules or pre-requisite readings
In revising for the Final Exit Exam, refer to specified texts/required readings for clinical units taught within the 4th year of the degree. Additionally, for skills practice in preparation for final placements in Block 3 and 4 and the Exit Exam, the following book is recommended as a reference:
Marlow, N., Hastings, K., Hansson, J. Exercise & Sports Science Australia's Outcome Measures for Exercise Physiologists: Ensuring Evidence-Based Practice. (ISBN 978-0-9873065-9-3). Available from www.essa.org.au
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Information on extensions and special consideration for assessments can be found in the Student Guide to Policies.
Students must pass all of the assessment items to pass the unit. This includes the final exit exam, receiving a pass level of meeting professional behaviour on ALL placements, and meeting clinical competencey standards as evaluated by their Clinical Supervisor(s) for their final placement (Blocks 3/4), moderated by the Unit Convenor.
If a student fails an assessment in this subject, they may have the opportunity to undertake a supplementary assessment, which may also include additional clinical placement. The Course Convener and Clinical Clacement Coordinator will determine if/when an additional placement will take place, with consideration to the factors that may have contributed to student performance not meeting minimal standards for passing and the availability of suitable placements to re-assess the student in a similar context. Supplementary assessment is available as per the Assessment Policy (7.10-7.20) and the Supplementary Assessment Policy Framework: https://guard.canberra.edu.au/policy/policy.php?pol_id=2901
All marks will be moderated in accordance with the moderation policy outlined on the Canvas site.
If a student does not pass the Exit Exam
- They will be offered a supplementary exam, provided their overall grade for the exam is >45%. The timing of the supplementary exam will be determined by the Unit Convenor, with consideration to any relevant factors that may have impacted student performance and the availability of an appropriate examiner panel.
- They will be provided with the option to undertaken additional placement experience to faciliate preparation for their supplementary examination. This is optional, and up to the individual student.
1. If the student fails one section of the supplementary Exit Exam, but passes the second and achieves an overall grade >45%
- They will be offered a second supplementary Exam at a later date. The timing of the supplementary exam will be determined by the Unit Convenor and Course Convenor
- They may also be required to undertake further placement experience at the UC clinic, or another site approved by the panel of assessors, prior to undertaking their third (final) exam attempt.
- If the student does not pass the second supplementary exam (final attempt), they will be awarded an ungraded fail for this unit. The student will need to re-enroll in the unit when it is next offered, and will be required to undertake further placement experience at the UC clinics to meet the unit learning requirements, regardless of whether they have already met the ESSA clinical placement requirements.
2. If the student fails one section of the supplementary Exit Exam, passes the second but achieves an overall grade <45%
- The student will fail the exam, and be awarded an ungraded fail for this unit,
- The student will need to re-enroll in the unit when it is next offered, and will be required to undertake further placement experience at the UC clinics to meet the unit learning requirements, regardless of whether they have already met the ESSA clinical placement requirements.
3. If a student fails both sections of their supplementary Exit Exam:
- they will be awarded an ungraded fail for the unit.
Students who fail the unit will be required to re-enroll in the unit when it is next offered, and will be required to undertake further placement experience at the UC clinics to meet the unit learning requirements and to support preparation for the Exit Exam, regardless of whether they have already met the ESSA clinical placement requirements.
Students who fail a placement during the year based on professional behaviours will be required to undertake supplementary placement, regardless of whether they have met the ESSA clinical placement hours.
Students who receive an unsatisfactory evaluation based on the Competency Assessment Tool completed by their supervisor of the final placement block, which is supported by the UC Clinical Placement Convenor, will be required to complete a supplementary placement for clinical competency assessment.
The timing and arrangements for supplementary placements will be determined by the Unit Convenor, based on the factors contributing to the student's placement performance and the availability of a suitable placement for re-assessment in a similar context. As such, the supplementary placement may not fall within the current calender year of study, thus failure of a placement may result in delays to graduation.
If a student also fails to satisfactorily pass the supplementary placement, the student will fail the unit. A meeting will be arranged with the student, the Unit Convenor and the Course Convenor to discuss, and the student will need to enroll in the unit when it is next offered.
Students who participate in this unit are to be aware of their scope of practice. There is no specific lecture material for this course, as the bulk of your learning is based on your clinical placements.
Placement Attendance and COVID-19:
Attendance at placement is core to completing this unit, and absences are required to follow the procedure for notification and appropriate documentation (please refer to the 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 neede - students must follow the processes set by their placement sites, 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.
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).
Required IT skills
This unit requires students to regularly engage with their UC student email accounts, the Smartabase placement system and UCLearn Canvas sites, as well as InPlace for general placement information as required.
Students may also be required to learn and understand different databases and software used by clinical placement sites.
Students will need to engage with e_Learning platforms, Apps and/or websites for placement activities (including pre-placement modules and COVID-19 screening processes).
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves clinical placement and therefore, additional student responsibilities for specific placement sites are required in addition to those described in this section. These will be provided to students relative to their allocated placements.
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.
If placement attendance requirements cannot be satisfied, it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.
Students are responsible for all costs associated with completion of their clinical placement requirements, regardless of site allocation (local, distance or interstate).
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, there may 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.
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.
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