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SP4209 - Practicum in Clinical Exercise Physiology 1 (Hons)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

This subject will provide students with the opportunity to experience the various roles and responsibilities of exercise physiologists in the treatment, management and care of individuals with cardiopulmonary and metabolic conditions. This subject will provide students with experience in designing, facilitating and evaluating clinical exercise programs; in using equipment and facilities associated with clinical assessing and exercise prescription; and will provide exposure to the roles of exercise physiologists and other medical and allied health professionals in the prevention, treatment and management of cardiopulmonary and metabolic conditions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Practical experience with the roles and responsibilities of exercise physiologists with respect to the prevention, treatment and management of cardiopulmonary and metabolic conditions;
  • Practical experience with designing, facilitating and evaluating clinical exercise programs and recognizing warning signs and adverse reactions to exercise for clients with cardiopulmonary and metabolic conditions;
  • Practical experience with paperwork, communication, team work and policies and procedures associated with clinical exercise physiology service;
  • Experience in reflecting and evaluating clinical practice experience.
Prerequisites: SP3006 AND SP3007 AND SP3008 AND (SP3010 OR SP3015) AND (SP3004 OR SP3016) AND (SP3005 OR SP2011) AND SP3011 AND SP3014

Availabilities

Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Ms Lisa Simmons
Lecturers: Ms Lisa Simmons, Assoc. Professor Rebecca Sealey.
Workload expectations:
  • 180 hours clinical placement
Assessment: portfolio of clinical experience.
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend 180 hours of clinical placement activities covering cardiopulmonary and metabolic conditions, receive satisfactory supervisor report for the 180 hours of clinical placement and satisfactorily complete the written report and log book.

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.