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Unit description

Introduces the role and commences the development of core capabilities of a clinical exercise physiologist. Provides the foundational knowledge that underpins clinical reasoning and decision making to deliver workplace and functional assessment services.

Unit content

  1. Role and scope of clinical exercise physiology practice
  2. Client consultations
  3. Behaviour change
  4. Core clinical skills
  5. Core clinical skills
  6. Occupational needs assessment

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:
1recognise scope of practice and commence the development of the core capabilities required for clinical exercise physiology practice
2develop the cognitive skills to screen clients to ensure client safety for exercise
3develop and demonstrate the technical skills to conduct an accurate and culturally appropriate exercise physiology client consultation and articulate the outcomes to the referring medical specialist
4conduct an accurate health and fitness consultation and assessment

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

  1. recognise scope of practice and commence the development of the core capabilities required for clinical exercise physiology practice
  2. develop the cognitive skills to screen clients to ensure client safety for exercise
  3. develop and demonstrate the technical skills to conduct an accurate and culturally appropriate exercise physiology client consultation and articulate the outcomes to the referring medical specialist
  4. conduct an accurate health and fitness consultation and assessment

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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