Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Focuses on the consolidation of foundational knowledge of the chronic conditions and related co-morbidities associated with the respiratory/pulmonary and kidney diseases and cancer. Students construct a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of the application of clinical exercise physiology for the provision of effective exercise interventions in multidisciplinary settings.

Unit content

  • Pathological and pathophysiological bases of:
    • Respiratory/pulmonary conditions
    • Cancer and co-morbidities
    • Kidney diseases and co-morbidities
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ongoing support for maintenance of exercise
  • Clinical reasoning in client care

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 1

  • Ehrman, JK, 2013, Clinical Exercise Physiology, 3rd edn, Human Kinetics, US. ISBN: 1450412807.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Practical session 2 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial online 2 x 1hr  (6wks )
Mid-term exam40%
Case study20%
Final-term exam40%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Practical session 2 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial online 2 x 1hr (6wks )
Mid-term exam40%
Case study20%
Final-term exam40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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