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Gold Coast
Lismore
Online

Unit description

Focuses on an overall consolidation of the learning and ongoing development of competencies required to qualify as an entry level practitioner of clinical exercise physiology. Provides practical experience of client assessment methodologies, the provision of prescription and delivery of exercise for target pathologies within multidisciplinary settings. Students will be expected to integrate specific knowledge in order to develop appropriate clinical interventions within clinically relevant time frames.

Unit content

  • Scope of Practice of the Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Code of Conduct and Ethical Practice
  • Client centred care models
  • Metabolic, cardiopulmonary, kidney and cancer pathologies
  • Clinical Placement

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1integrate theory with practice in a variety of multidisciplinary clinical exercise physiology practice environments
2design and manage the clinical exercise therapy for clients with metabolic, respiratory, kidney, cancer and cardiovascular pathologies
3apply individual health and psychosocial information to formulate assessments and interventions to treat and engage individual clients
4reflect on learning and personal experience towards professional development

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. integrate theory with practice in a variety of multidisciplinary clinical exercise physiology practice environments
  2. design and manage the clinical exercise therapy for clients with metabolic, respiratory, kidney, cancer and cardiovascular pathologies
  3. apply individual health and psychosocial information to formulate assessments and interventions to treat and engage individual clients
  4. reflect on learning and personal experience towards professional development

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Practical session 2 hrs (5 wks)
Tutorial online 1 hr (7 wks)
Community/Professional placement 180 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Placement HoursSR

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Practical session 2 hrs (5 wks)
Tutorial online 1 hr (7 wks)
Community/Professional placement 180 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Placement HoursSR

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Practical session 2 hrs (5 wks)
Tutorial online 1 hr (7 wks)
Community/Professional placement 180 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Placement HoursSR
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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