SSEH5646 Chronic and Complex Conditions 1
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Multi-mode
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Outcome Measures
Published and purchased via ESSA (you will required membership to access – student membership is free)
Jess Coombes and Tina Skinner, Mosby Australia
Available for purchase at UWA Co-Op Bookstore or online
American College of Sports Medicine; editors, Jonathan N. Myers, William Herbert, Reed Humphrey. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health.
Catherine Cavallaro Goodman & Kendra S Fuller. Saunders/Elsevier.
Darcy Ann Umphred. St Louis, Mosby Elsevier.
- Explain Pain
G. Lorimer Moseley & David S Butler. Noigroup Publications.
- Clinical Sports
Peter Brukner & Karim Kahn. London. McGraw Hill
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