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SP4104 - Clinical Exercise Physiology 2

Credit points: 06
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The subject addresses applied movement analysis with respect to tissue loading and musculoskeletal/neurological pathology; the pathophysiological basis of musculoskeletal, neurological/neuromuscular and mental health conditions, cancers and chronic pain; and the assessment, diagnostic, medical and exercise-based interventions associated with the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal, neurological/neuromuscular and mental health conditions and cancers. The subject examines the safety aspects of exercise for musculoskeletal, neurological/neuromuscular and mental health conditions and cancers with emphasis on exercise capacity limitations; knowledge of, identification of and management of exercise contraindications and adverse signs and symptoms; medication effects on exercise, and client communication. The subject also encompasses the knowledge and practical application of designing, interpreting and facilitating assessments and clinical exercise interventions for musculoskeletal, neurological/neuromuscular and mental health conditions and cancers as well as for falls prevention and gait analysis. This subject also covers policies and practice associated with workers compensation, veterans affairs and medicine compensation schemes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrated ability to assess limitations; recognize adverse reactions; and prescribe and facilitate exercise associated with musculoskeletal, neurological/neuromuscular and mental health conditions and cancers;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applied movement analysis with respect to tissue loading and musculoskeletal/neurological pathology; the pathophysiological basis; identification and diagnosis, treatment and functional limitations and safety considerations associated with musculoskeletal, neurological/neuromuscular and mental health conditions and cancers and falls prevention and gait analysis and interventions;
  • Demonstrated ability to use and interpret results collected from movement analysis, range of movement testing, functional testing and strength testing.
Prerequisites: SP3006 AND (SP3007 OR SP2207) AND SP3008 AND SP3015 AND SP3016 AND SP3011 AND SP3014
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SP5104

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr David Herron, Dr Rose Newitt, Mr Blair Hunt, Ms Lisa Simmons, Miss Sue Barrs.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours practicals
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 30 hours professional experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); practical assessments (15%); assignments (30%); individual assignment (15%); clinical practice competencies: pass/fail (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must pass the clinical practice competencies and achieve at least a pass grade across their weighted assessment items in order to pass the subject.

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