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Unit description

Explores the pathophysiology of common disease states, methods used in diagnosis, treatment and management, the concept of individualised medicine and the impact of disease states on a clients’ capacity to exercise. Additionally, introduces the role of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist [AEP] and commences the development of core AEP competencies relevant to practice.

Unit content

  1. Role and scope of clinical exercise physiology practice
  2. Client consultations
  3. Core clinical skills I
  4. Core clinical skills II
  5. Pathophysiology of cardiorespiratory disease
  6. Cancer pathophysiology and implications for exercise

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 and demonstrate the technical skills to conduct an accurate and culturally appropriate exercise physiology client consultation and articulate the outcomes to a referring medical specialist
3demonstrate the skills to conduct an accurate and appropriate health and fitness assessment
4explore the pathophysiology of common disease states and describe the mechanisms of exercise in the prevention and management of common conditions

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 and demonstrate the technical skills to conduct an accurate and culturally appropriate exercise physiology client consultation and articulate the outcomes to a referring medical specialist
  3. demonstrate the skills to conduct an accurate and appropriate health and fitness assessment
  4. explore the pathophysiology of common disease states and describe the mechanisms of exercise in the prevention and management of common conditions

Teaching and assessment

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