The unit develops the appropriate skills and knowledge to facilitate exercise therapy within neurological, neuromuscular and immunological conditions.
Topic 1: Underlying pathophysiology, aetiology, signs and symptoms, disease stages and diagnostic procedures of neurological, neuromuscular and immunological 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.
Topic 4: Physiological, clinical and functional assessments.
Topic 5: Exercise prescription.
Topic 6: Safe conduct and contraindications to exercise.
Topic 7: Communication issues with clients.
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||demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology associated with neurological, neuromuscular and immunological conditions||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||select and conduct appropriate assessments to determine the safety and efficacy of acute and chronic exercise in neurological, neuromuscular and immunological conditions||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||prescribe safe and effective exercise interventions to improve and/or maintain neurological, neuromuscular and immunological health||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||identify indications and contraindications for exercise within neurological, neuromuscular and immunological conditions||Intellectual rigour|
|5||locate and evaluate evidence for lifestyle-related interventions to improve and/or maintain neurological, neuromuscular and immunological health||Intellectual rigour|
|6||explain the rationale and outcomes of treatment modalities for neurological, neuromuscular and immunological conditions.||Communication and social skills|
- Durstine, JL, Moore, GE, Painter, PL & Roberts, SO, 2009, ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, 3rd edn, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. ISBN: 13: 978-0-7360-7433-9.
Teaching and assessment
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