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HSE709 - Exercise Physiology for Special Populations

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

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

Unit chair:

Steve Fraser



Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

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


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 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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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