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HSE709 - Exercise Physiology for Special Populations

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
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

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

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%

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