Unit description

The unit develops the appropriate skills and knowledge to facilitate exercise therapy within neurological, neuromuscular and immunological conditions.

Unit content

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.

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • 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.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Practical session 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report30%
Exam: oral30%
Exam: closed book40%
Class case studiesSR
Notice

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