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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

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.

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
1critically analyse and integrate an advanced body of knowledge of cardiovascular health and underlying principles and concepts into practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with cardiovascular conditionsEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3detect, analyse and appropriately respond to arrhythmias identified by means of ECG and non-ECG techniquesKnowledge of a discipline
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 conditionsKnowledge of a discipline
5interpret and professionally communicate clinical status, treatment and intervention rationales, progression and outcome(s) to specialist and non-specialist audiencesKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. autonomously design and deliver safe, effective and evidence based clinical exercise assessments and interventions for individuals with cardiovascular conditions
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. detect, analyse and appropriately respond to arrhythmias identified by means of ECG and non-ECG techniques
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. interpret and professionally communicate clinical status, treatment and intervention rationales, progression and outcome(s) to specialist and non-specialist audiences
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 21 hrs (Across the session)
Practical session 1.5 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
ECG Quiz10%
Exam: closed book30%
Group Assignment30%
Exam: closed book30%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 21 hrs (Across the session)
Practical session 1.5 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
ECG Quiz10%
Exam: closed book30%
Group Assignment30%
Exam: closed book30%
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 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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