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Unit Overview

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.
6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the pathological and pathophysiological basis of AEP target pathologies.; (2) demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based practice for AEP target pathologies.; (3) experience and apply knowledge related to design and implementation of exercise rehabilitation programs.; (4) experience and apply knowledge related to clinical assessment of patients with chronic and complex conditions.; and (5) experience and apply knowledge related to interpretation of clinical data..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) applied clinical knowledge tests and (2) assessment of clinical competency - 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 assessment of clinical competency - objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) component.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Bonnie Furzer
Unit rules
Enrolment in 50380 Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and prior approval
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
for Exercise

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

Student Manual
for Health,
and Sport

Jess Coombes and Tina Skinner, Mosby Australia

Available for purchase at UWA Co-Op Bookstore or online


resources for
clinical exercise
immunologic, and

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

implications for
the physical

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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