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EXSS3075: Exercise Physiology in Clinical Cases 1

2024 unit information

The unit will develop and understanding of the scope of practice, knowledge, clinical decision making and practical skills for the assessment, design and delivery of evidence-based exercise interventions for target conditions in the cardiovascular and metabolic AEP pathology domains. Clinical scenarios will be used to develop understanding of the pathological and pathophysiological bases for disease, diagnostic procedures, medical and allied health interventions, including surgery and medications. This will require the student to integrate prior knowledge, skills and experiences with new learning in the context of cardiometabolic disease management. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of the evidence based for exercise prescription, the fundamental determinants of behaviour change, and how to identify and respond appropriately to contraindications to exercise, or changes in clinical status. By the end of the unit, students will have developed the capacity for appropriate assessment, monitoring, prescription and implementation of exercise for cardiometabolic disease clientele, to ultimately design and deliver safe and effective physical activity management plans that are individualised and evidence-based

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Movement Sciences

Code EXSS3075
Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the pathological and pathophysiological bases for cardiometabolic disease to identify relative and absolute contraindications for exercise, and assess and identify barriers to exercise and physical activity
  • LO2. Understand management of cardiometabolic disease including; diagnostic procedures (e.g. biochemistry, imaging procedures, 12-lead ECG); therapeutic interventions (e.g. medications, surgery, allied health interventions); exercise testing and prescription, including the scope of practice, core principles of case management, and professional conduct of the AEP in cardiometabolic disease
  • LO3. Apply existing knowledge of exercise testing and prescription to safely design exercise management plans for cardiometabolic disease, including; safe and appropriate screening and assessment tools (including point of care testing) in order to risk stratify and assess clinical status before, during and after exercise in complex cases with multiple chronic diseases; setting appropriate goals that are SMART; design safe and effective evidence-based exercise and physical activity interventions with appropriate selection of mode, intensity and frequency in cardiometabolic disease using available scientific evidence and guidelines that consider client treatment goals and relevant medical history.
  • LO4. Show adaptability to changes in clinical status (acute and chronic) such as adverse events (including first aid and emergency responses), co-morbidities, or changes in functional capacity in complex cases with multiple chronic diseases
  • LO5. Be able to set up a client with a 12-lead ECG (at rest and for an exercise stress test), and be able to identify and describe and appropriately respond to common and aberrant changes in ECG waveforms that are indicative of: changes in heart rate, arrhythmias (benign and malignant), ischaemia/infarction, electrolyte imbalances, digitalis toxicity, conduction blocks etc.

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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