SSEH5646 Chronic and Complex Conditions 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content
This unit focuses on the knowledge, skills and clinical evidence around the assessment and prescription of exercise for clients with chronic and/or complex conditions. The pathologies or conditions covered are considered key domains for a clinical exercise physiologist across prevention, management and exercise rehabilitation. Across all topics the focus is on understanding the impact of the condition, the evidence around the role of exercise, and an ability to use that knowledge and evidence to inform and deliver exercise within clinical practice.
This unit will be assessed using a combination of blended learning assessment and feedback, incorporating theoretical and practical elements, problem based learning, case study analysis and simulated learning modes.
There is a high practical component within this unit including assessment and delivery of an exercise management plan and participation in exercise assessment and prescription with peers.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the pathological and pathophysiological basis of AEP target pathologies including—(a) stages of disease, risk factors and comorbidities; (b) diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures; and (c) mode of action and indication of medication; (2) demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based practice for AEP target pathologies including—(a) exercise mode, intensity, duration, frequency, volume and progressions; (b) psychology of living with a chronic medical condition; (c) models of clinical decision making; (d) lifestyle strategies, programs and resources to support rehabilitation; and (e) adverse signs and symptoms during exercise and recovery; and (3) experience and apply knowledge related to—(a) design and implementation of exercise rehabilitation programs; (b) clinical assessment of patients with chronic and complex conditions; and (c) interpretation of clinical data.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assessment of clinical competency - client assessment and report; (2) assessment of clinical competency - objective structured clinical examination (OSCE); and (3) course workbook. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Bonnie Furzer
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health within the Graduate Diploma of Exercise Rehabilitation
or
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.
SSEH5691 Industry Practicum I
Advisable prior study:
SSEH3389/4489 Exercise Rehabilitation
SSEH5691 Industry Practicum I
Contact hours
The lectures, laboratories and seminars occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving an 8-week space in between for industry placements. These intensive teaching blocks require students' presence on campus full-time.
RECOMMENDED
Outcome Measures
for Exercise
Physiologists

Published and purchased via ESSA (you will required membership to access – student membership is free)

ESSA’s
Student Manual
for Health,
Exercise
and Sport
Assessment

Jess Coombes and Tina Skinner, Mosby Australia

Available for purchase at UWA Co-Op Bookstore or online

 

ADDITIONAL
ACSM's
resources for
clinical exercise
physiology:
musculoskeletal,
neuromuscular,
neoplastic,
immunologic, and
hematologic
conditions

American College of Sports Medicine; editors, Jonathan N. Myers, William Herbert, Reed Humphrey. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health.

Pathology:
implications for
the physical
therapist

Catherine Cavallaro Goodman & Kendra S Fuller. Saunders/Elsevier.

Neurological
Rehabilitation

Darcy Ann Umphred. St Louis, Mosby Elsevier.

Explain Pain
Supercharged
(2017)

G. Lorimer Moseley & David S Butler. Noigroup Publications.

Clinical Sports
Medicine

Peter Brukner & Karim Kahn. London. McGraw Hill 

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