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HSE709 - Exercise Physiology for Special Populations

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H743 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Unit chair:

Steve Fraser

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week - total 11 weeks, 11 x 2 hour laboratories per trimester

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with patients with specific conditions so that appropriate evaluation, and exercise testing and prescription is administered. Students will explore the pathophysiology that occur in cancer, mental health and other specific conditions such as pregnancy and post partum, childhood and ageing, and how exercise testing and prescription is modified for these groups. The role of rehabilitative exercise in chronic pain will also be explored.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Weekly in class quizzes 50%

Assessment task 2: Group Assignment: Special population patient/client interview 10% and

Assessment task 3: Discharge summary, review of intervention and critical analysis (2000 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

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