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SP4108 - Practicum in Clinical Exercise Physiology 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will provide students with the opportunity to experience the various roles of exercise physiologists in the treatment and care of individuals with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and will provide exposure to the roles of other team members in rehabilitation processes, referral and communication pathways and medical record systems. Students will have opportunities to observe and work with health professionals during the design, implementation and evaluation phases of clinical exercise programs, and to learn about equipment, facilities and program planning used in clinical exercise physiology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain hands-on and observational experience in clinical exercise physiology at professional practices in the community which include: Assessment and monitoring; design of exercise prescription/intervention; communication and leadership; safety;
  • Students will put into practice professional obligations to clients and peers in a clinical setting which includes: Abiding by codes of conduct; ethical responsibilities; mentoring; responsible reporting; legal implications of their actions; interpersonal relationships; client privacy, client consent and confidentiality; referral; self-management;
  • Students will have the ability to critically reflect on their experiences at clinical practicum sites;
  • Students will have the ability to evaluate their clinical practicum sites.
Prerequisites: SP4104


Townsville, Study Period 2, Placement/work experience
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Ms Sally Smart, Mr Brian Heilbronn
Lecturers: Ms Sally Smart, Mr Brian Heilbronn.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 180 hours placement
Assessment: portfolio of clinical experience and reflective practice assignment.
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend 180 hours of clinical placement activities covering musculoskeletal, neuromuscular/neurological conditions and cancers and satisfactorily meet set assessment criteria including a satisfactory report from the clinical supervisor(s), a completed logbook and workplace reflection.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.