Neuromuscular Conditions and Rehabilitation (9383.2)
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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 successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to appropriately execute a range of clinical/functional related neuromuscular assessments;
2. Use theoretical knowledge and skills for effective selection and safe implementation of exercise interventions for neuromuscular disorders; and
3. Monitor the progress of an exercise intervention.
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This unit applies clinical theory and evidence-based research with practical application and profession-based context when exploring exercise-related assessment, treatment and management for a range of neuromuscular conditions. Students will work with case-based learning to develop lateral and flexible approaches to exercise physiology practice, with a strong emphasis on clinical reasoning for their decision as future health professionals.
Prerequisites10069 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
CorequisitesEnrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation, 266JA.
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Clinical Practice in Exercise Physiology, 3rd Edition 2013, Gordon, Visich & Keteyian. Human Kinetics.
This textbook may have been purchased already for a previous unit in the degree. If not, it is recommended that students purchase this book, as it covers key conditions that form part of this unit, as well as another core unit (Exercise Management for Chronic Diseases).
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 the final practical exam to pass the unit.
All marks will be moderated in accordance with the moderation policy outlined on the Canvas site.
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.
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This unit is delivered in the intensive mode, in a face-to-face format across the 8-week intensive semester (6 weeks of classes, with 2 weeks of exam). Attendance at all components of the face to face content is compulsory. Scheduling of classes has been done to try and provide students with free days to revise content, prepare case studies, complete assessment tasks and study for exams.
Lecture outlines will present a summary, with further reading from the recommended textbook, supplementary articles and videos strongly recommended for students to prepare for the final exam of this unit, as well as the clinical exit exam at the end of their degree. Students will be expected to participate fully in group work and practical classes by being prepared to role-play as a client or health professional, actively explore and share their views and ideas, and to prepare with pre-readings or pre-developed case studies for class as required.
Required IT skills
Students can choose how to develop and present some aspects of their assessment tasks, and based on their choice, assessments may involve use of video capture (and editing tools), PowerPoint or similar programs, Microsoft Publisher or similar programs, exercise software programs etc. On placement and in the workforce, they will experience and be required to engage with many different formats and processes for approaching practice as an exercise physiologist, and an important part of this unit is to facilitate flexible and lateral thinking and reflective practice.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2020, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (198555)
- Semester 2, 2019, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (188423)
- Semester 2, 2018, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (180210)
- Semester 2, 2017, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (164363)
- Semester 2, 2016, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (150774)
- Semester 2, 2015, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (149738)