SSEH5647 Chronic and Complex Conditions 2

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
The unit focuses on the knowledge, skills and clinical evidence around the assessment, prescription and delivery of exercise for clients with chronic and/or complex conditions. The pathologies or conditions covered are considered key domains for a clinical exercise physiology across prevention, management and exercise rehabilitation.
The 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.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of 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) clinical competency assessment via OSCE (objective, structured clinical examination); (2) course workbook and quizzes; and (3) assignment. 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 clinical competency assessment via OSCE (objective, structured clinical examination) and course workbook and quizzes components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Bonnie Furzer
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.
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