This course is required for final year students in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology program to prepare for exercise physiology practice. You will study chronic conditions and illnesses for which exercise is medicine. You will learn skills in clinical assessment, case management, exercise prescription and functional conditioning. You will read and apply research on chronic disease management to your clinical decision making, further developing skills in evidence-based practice.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – This is a combination of face-to-face (in class or via Zoom) instruction and recorded lecture modules and learning resources that are accessed through Canvas||3hrs||Not applicable||10 times|
|Laboratory 1 – Laboratory activities include instruction and practice in practical skills and clinical decision-making. This will be delivered face-to-face (in class or via Zoom) with supplementary learning resources available through Canvas||4hrs||Not applicable||10 times|
Key health issues and diseases will be studied in order to learn and apply the course concepts. Examples of chronic diseases and complex health conditions may include: obesity, metabolic syndrome, Type II diabetes, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, cardiac failure, kidney disease, chronic heart, lung, or vascular disease, cancer.
400 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Explain the role, skills, and scope of practice of an exercise physiologist in chronic disease management and rehabilitation, multidisciplinary care, referral, and discharge within the Australian health system.||Empowered|
|2||Apply knowledge of medical, surgical, and allied health management of chronic diseases within the scope of practice of an exercise physiologist.||Knowledgeable|
|3||Apply clinical decision making to undertake physical examination, clinical assessment, exercise management, suitable for chronic disease rehabilitation practice.||Empowered|
|4||Apply clinical decision making to the recognition of signs and symptoms of chronic diseases and complex health conditions in clinical assessment, before, during, and after exercise.||Empowered|
|5||Identify contraindications to exercise for chronic disease rehabilitation, and apply this knowledge by taking appropriate action.||Empowered|
|6||Access and apply scientific research and current clinical guidelines to clinical decision-making in exercise physiology practice.||Creative and critical thinker|
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SPX231 and SPX300 and SPX301 and SPX302 and SPX322 and SPX331 and SPX306 and enrolled in Program SC346 or SC304
It is assumed that you will build upon your knowledge of cardiorespiratory and metabolic conditions gained in SPX301, your clinical assessment skills developed in SPX306, and your skills in clinical history taking, record keeping, and evidence-based clinical decision making gained in SPX300.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
This course is delivered intensively over 2 weeks. The first assessment task is scheduled for Friday of the first week. You will receive verbal feedback immediately, followed by written feedback and your grade by Monday, the start of week 2 of the course.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Practical / Laboratory Skills||Individual||50%||
|Week 1||In Class|
|All||2||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled||Individual||50%||
120 minutes / estimate 3000 words
|Week 2||In Class|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Practical examination|
To demonstrate selected skills in clinical history taking, physical examination, clinical assessment, chronic disease sign and symptom identification.
|Product:||Practical / Laboratory Skills|
You will perform the role of the "exercise physiologist". You will select a case study and you will be given preparation time to plan and make notes prior to your practical examination. You may use these notes during this assessment as reference throughout your examination.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Written examination|
To demonstrate critical knowledge of chronic diseases, signs, symptoms, treatments, and contraindications to exercise treatment.
|Product:||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled|
Individual written examination, comprising multiple choice and short answer questions.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
You may wish to purchase a personal set of clinical tools, comprising: sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, tailor's tape measure (150cm, flexible). It is expected that you would retain and use these tools in your clinical practice.
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