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EXSS4021: Exercise in Multimorbidity

2024 unit information

The unit will develop professional, clinical decision making and practical skills for the assessment, design and delivery of exercise and physical activity in complex cases with multimorbidity. Clinical scenarios will be used to further develop core principles of case management and evidence based practise in complex, multi-morbid disease. Students will be challenged to identify contraindications and safety precautions for exercise based on comprehensive client histories, screening and assessment. Students will further develop their skills in communicating with other stakeholders regarding current and past medical status or history, to determine when to refer onwards. By the end of the unit, students will demonstrate autonomy and expert judgement in the evaluation and assessment, and prescription of safe and effective evidence based exercise for clients with complex multiple chronic diseases.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Health Sciences

Code EXSS4021
Academic unit Health Sciences
Credit points 6
EXSS4015 and EXSS4016 and EXSS4017
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Apply advanced and integrated knowledge of the scope of practice, core principles of case management, and professional conduct of the AEP in the context of complex cases with multiple chronic diseases
  • LO2. Apply advanced knowledge of pathological and pathophysiological bases for chronic diseases to identify contraindications for exercise and choose appropriate screening and assessment tools to risk stratify and assess clinical status before, during and after exercise in complex cases with multiple chronic diseases
  • LO3. Synthesise information from multiple sources to interpret assessment results and communicate these back to clients and other stakeholders
  • LO4. Design safe and effective evidence-based exercise plans that consider client treatment goals and relevant medical history in complex cases with multiple chronic disease
  • LO5. Identify and respond appropriately to changes in clinical status or functional capacity in complex cases with multiple chronic diseases
  • LO6. Assess barriers to exercise and formulate behavioural interventions to improve client exercise participation or compliance in complex cases with multiple chronic diseases

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive September 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive September 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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