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Unit description

Consolidates the ongoing development of competencies and the ethical and professional standards that are required to become an entry level practitioner of clinical exercise physiology. Students will develop advanced skills in the application of effective exercise for all the relevant pathology domains associated with chronic conditions.

Unit content

  • The role of evidence based practice
  • Differentiation of contraindications in the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular domains
  • Professional communication
  • Principles of body mechanics and functional capacity
  • Adverse clinical symptoms
  • Referral in a multi-disciplinary context
  • 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1design and manage the clinical exercise therapy for clients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pathologiesCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2recognise and follow the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice, standards of best practice and medico-legal framework of practiceEthical practice
3critically evaluate scientific literature from a clinical perspectiveIntellectual rigour
4produce professional documentation and written communication.Ethical practiceCommunication and social skills
5exhibit the clinical skills and competencies of a professional graduate-level Clinical Exercise PhysiologistIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

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

  1. design and manage the clinical exercise therapy for clients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pathologies
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. recognise and follow the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice, standards of best practice and medico-legal framework of practice
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. critically evaluate scientific literature from a clinical perspective
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. produce professional documentation and written communication.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. exhibit the clinical skills and competencies of a professional graduate-level Clinical Exercise Physiologist
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • Toomingas, A, Mathiassen, S, Tornqvist, E. , 2019, Occupational Physiology, CRC Press, Gavle, Sweden. ISBN: 13-978-1-4398-6697-9.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (5 wks)
Practical session 2 hrs (5 wks)
Community/Professional placement 180 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Exercise Physiology competencies, including OSCESR
PortfolioSR
Placement hoursSR
Online modulesSR

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (5 wks)
Practical session 2 hrs (5 wks)
Community/Professional placement 180 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Exercise Physiology competencies, including OSCESR
PortfolioSR
Placement hoursSR
Online modulesSR
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

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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