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SP5104 - Clinical Exercise Physiology 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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 and 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 medicare 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 for falls prevention and gait analysis interventions;
  • Demonstrated ability to use and interpret results collected from movement analysis, range of movement testing, functional testing and strength testing.

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 think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • 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 read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
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Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Rebecca Sealey
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Rebecca Sealey.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 30 hours
  • 0 hours clinical placement
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (25%); practical assessment (15%); clinical practice competencies (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must pass the clinical practice competencies and achieve at least a pass grade across the weighted assessment items in order to pass the subject.

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