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SP5109 - Practicum in Clinical Exercise Physiology 1

Credit points: 6
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 of exercise physiologists in the treatment and care of individuals with cardiopulmonary and metabolic 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 hand-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 implication 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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • 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 ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: SP5103


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 professional experience
Assessment: presentations (50%); working portfolio (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend 180 hours of clinical placement activities covering cardiopulmonary and metabolic conditions, and satisfactorily meet set assessment criteria including a satisfactory report from the clinical supervisor(s), a completed logbook and workplace reflection.

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