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Unit description

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critically analyse and integrate an advanced body of knowledge of cardiovascular health and underlying principles and concepts into practice
2autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with cardiovascular conditions
3detect, analyse and appropriately respond to arrhythmias identified by means of ECG and non-ECG techniques
4apply and adapt critical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and response(s) to clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with cardiovascular conditions
5interpret and professionally communicate clinical status, treatment and intervention rationales, progression and outcome(s) to specialist and non-specialist audiences

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

  1. critically analyse and integrate an advanced body of knowledge of cardiovascular health and underlying principles and concepts into practice
  2. autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with cardiovascular conditions
  3. detect, analyse and appropriately respond to arrhythmias identified by means of ECG and non-ECG techniques
  4. apply and adapt critical thinking and clinical reasoning to provide timely identification of, and response(s) to clinical safety risks for exercise for individuals with cardiovascular conditions
  5. interpret and professionally communicate clinical status, treatment and intervention rationales, progression and outcome(s) to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Prescribed texts

  • 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 teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 21 hrs (Across the session)
Practical session 1.5 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
ECG Quiz25%
Exam: closed book20%
Group OSCE35%
Exam: closed book20%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 21 hrs (Across the session)
Practical session 1.5 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
ECG Quiz25%
Exam: closed book20%
Group OSCE35%
Exam: closed book20%
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

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