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SP4209 - Practicum in Clinical Exercise Physiology 1 (Hons)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: SP3006 AND SP3007 AND SP3008 AND (SP3010 OR SP3015) AND (SP3004 OR SP3016) AND (SP3005 OR SP2011) AND SP3011 AND SP3014

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 2, Placement/work experience
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, 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.