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Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Focuses upon the application of foundational knowledge in the areas of mental, cardiovascular, and respiratory health. Students develop theoretical and practical skills for functional capacity and exercise assessment, and the design and delivery of safe, evidence-based interventions for individuals with mental health, cardiovascular health and respiratory health conditions and co-morbidities.

Unit content

Module 1: Mental health

Module 2-5: Cardiorespiratory health

Module 6: Respiratory health

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:
1synthesise the body of evidence on exercise as a compliment for the treatment of mental health
2critically analyse and integrate a body of knowledge of cardiorespiratory health and underlying principles and concepts into evidence-based practice
3apply and adapt critical clinical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and response(s) to, clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with cardiorespiratory conditions
4autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence-based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with cardiorespiratory conditions

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

  1. synthesise the body of evidence on exercise as a compliment for the treatment of mental health
  2. critically analyse and integrate a body of knowledge of cardiorespiratory health and underlying principles and concepts into evidence-based practice
  3. apply and adapt critical clinical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and response(s) to, clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with cardiorespiratory conditions
  4. autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence-based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with cardiorespiratory conditions

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Practical 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Case study40%
Exam: practical40%
Critical review20%

Teaching method
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Practical 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Case study40%
Exam: practical40%
Critical review20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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