SSEH5643 Cardiac Rehabilitation

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit covers the pathophysiological basis of cardiac disease as well as the diagnosis, medical and interventional treatment of cardiac disease. The unit also revises the role of exercise in the prevention of cardiac diseases. The effects of exercise training on physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms are covered, as is the safety of exercise in high-risk individuals, contradictions and risk assessment, and stratification, diagnostic, prognostic and prescriptive interpretation of exercise test results, and design and supervision of exercise programs.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the pathological basis for major cardiac diseases (myocardial infarction, heart failure); (2) understand aspects of the incidence, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of major cardiac diseases and demonstrate knowledge of the effects of acute and chronic exercise on physiological responses and pathophysiological processes in patients with cardiovascular diseases; (3) screen, assess and stratify patients with cardiovascular disease according to their risk of performing exercise and perform, under medical supervision, the various exercise stress tests utilised and know what signs and symptoms indicate that a test must be terminated; and (4) design, prescribe and implement appropriate exercise programs for patients with cardiac diseases.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a theory examination; (2) online laboratory assessments; and (3) objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Louise Naylor
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380);
or
the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520). This unit is available, with the permission of the Head of School, to students in the honours
or
graduate courses within the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health.
Advisable prior study:
knowledge of exercise physiology in healthy populations is essential
Contact hours
lectures: 2 x 2 hours per week; labs: 2 x 2 hours per week for 6 weeks
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