This unit develops the appropriate skills and knowledge to facilitate exercise therapy within cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
Topic 1: Pathophysiology, aetiology, signs, symptoms, disease stages, diagnostic procedures of cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
Topic 2: Medical and allied health management including medications, relevant surgeries and expected outcomes, evidence-based therapies, evidence-based exercise and physical therapies.
Topic 3: Relevant literature searches pertaining to cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
Topic 4: Physiological, clinical and functional assessments.
Topic 5: Exercise prescription.
Topic 6: Safe conduct and contraindications to exercise.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||locate and evaluate evidence for lifestyle related interventions to improve and/or maintain cardiovascular and pulmonary health||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||explain the rationale and outcomes of treatment modalities for cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||identify indications and contraindications for exercise within cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||select and conduct appropriate assessments to determine the safety and efficacy of acute and chronic exercise in cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|6||prescribe safe and effective exercise interventions to improve and/or maintain cardiovascular and pulmonary health.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Required text: American College of Sports Medicine, 2014, ACSM's Guidelines for Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription, 9th, Wolters Kluwer - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore USA. ISBN: 978-1-60913-955-1.
- Required text: Ehrman, Gordon, Visich, Keteyian , 2013, Clinical Exercise Physiology, 3rd, Human Kinetics, USA. ISBN: 978-1-4504-1280-3.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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