Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

This unit involves clinical placement in an exercise physiology professional setting, under the supervision of an academic staff member or designate, who also holds the required industry certification and experience.
Students undertake this unit as part of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology in order to meet accreditation requirements , and ensure industry experience and competence.
Additionally, this unit covers the fundamental training and industry requirements that students require prior to undertaking clinical placements in order to ensure safe and ethical practice.
6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Students are able to (1) acquire knowledge of the industry code of conduct and ethics, legislation and professional roles; (2) demonstrate understanding of evidence-based practice in clinical decision making; (3) demonstrate knowledge of safe exercise practice including medications and delivering treatment plans; and (4) explain, advise, provide information and educate clients in a clinical setting.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) pre-placement competency assessments and (2) clinical practice skills portfolio. 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 pre-placement competency assessments and clinical practice skills portfolio components.

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 or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science and prior approval
Contact hours
Combined synchronous and asynchronous learning incorporating distinct learning modules and tasks and clinical learning/skills.
Weekly workshops will be conducted included required face-to-face sessions linked with preparation for clinical practice and work integrated learning.
Industry placements will be discussed with each student and allocated on a set scheduled and programmed at a course level in order to meet learning and industry outcomes. Students are not required to facilitate their own placements.

There are some additional requirements needed in preparation for clinical placement which will be communicated to enrolled students via the UWA student email address.
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.