Prepares students for clinical placement and also provides them with the opportunity to observe and apply their skills and knowledge within the context of operational Clinical Exercise Physiology facilities. Additionally the time spent should contribute to the required work experience for accreditation with ESSA as an Exercise Physiologist.
Professional practice: students will attend and participate in clinical placements whereby they will engage in professional practice under the supervision of Accredited Exercise Physiologists or other qualified Allied Health Practitioners as deemed appropriate in the administration of client care.
Internal placement hours within the Southern Cross University Health Clinic:
- Compulsory placement attendance under the supervision of an accredited Exercise Physiologist.
- Students will be expected to attend 1 to 2 shifts (approximately 6-12 hours) per week for a total of 15/16 weeks. The exact amount and duration of shifts will be communicated to the students at the start of session and will be determined by the total amount of students enrolled for the unit as well as the availability of clinical supervisors.
External placement hours:
- Complete hours within an approved clinical placement/s setting/s under the supervision of an accredited Exercise Physiologist or appropriate allied health professional.
Students will reflect upon their experiences at each placement with a focus on personal practice, the observation of practitioner/client interaction and modes of practice.
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||Integrate theory with practice in service delivery environments.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Interact professionally and ethically with exercise physiology clientele and a range of professional colleagues.||Ethical practice|
|3||Critically reflect upon personal practice as well as upon common modes of exercise physiology practice including comparing/contrasting common practice within different therapeutic environments and areas of clinical focus (i.e. public vs. private practice, acute vs. chronic, evidence base vs. non evidence based).||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture on-site 2 hours (1 week)|
|Community/Professional placement 60 hours (Over Session)|
|Workshop on-site 1 hour (weeks 4,6,10 & 12)|
|Practicum Logbook Hours||50%|
|Better Prepared Better Placement (BPBP) module||SR|
|Student Feedback on Learning and Teaching during Clinical Placement survey.||SR|
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.