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2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019

Unit aim

Builds on previous learning and focuses on the application of foundational knowledge in the areas of cardiovascular health. Students will develop theoretical and practical skills for exercise assessment, and the design and delivery of safe, evidence based interventions for individuals with cardiovascular conditions and co-morbidities.

Unit content

  • Pathological and pathophysiological bases of cardiovascular conditions and co-morbidities.
  • Multidisciplinary management of cardiovascular conditions and co-morbidities.
  • Cardiovascular indications and contraindications for exercise.
  • Clinical exercise testing and monitoring.
  • Design and delivery of safe and effective, evidence based exercise interventions.

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

  • American College of Sports, M, Riebe, D, Ehrman, JK, Liguori, G & Magal, M, 2017, ACSM's guidelines for exercise testing and prescription, 10th edn, Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Ehrman, JK, Gordon, PM, Visich, PS & Keteyian, SJ, 2019, Clinical Exercise Physiology, 4th edn, Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois. ISBN: 978-1-4925-4645-0 (print).
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Structured online learning 21 hrs (Across the session)
Practical session 1.5 hrs (10 wks)
Assessment
ECG Quiz10%
Clinical skillsSR
Group Assignment30%
Exam: closed book60%

Lismore

Teaching method
Structured online learning 21 hrs (Across the session)
Practical session 1.5 hrs (10 wks)
Assessment
ECG Quiz10%
Clinical skillsSR
Group Assignment30%
Exam: closed book60%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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