This unit is designed to meet ESSA accreditation criteria in Exercise Physiology in the cardiovascular and pulmonary domains. Students apply foundational knowledge of cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, comorbidities and treatments, safety, risk and capacity monitoring considerations, to design and translate into practice, safe, evidence-based exercise interventions for clients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
|Unit name||Exercise for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Andrew Williams|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the pathological and pathophysiological bases; diagnostic and prognostic procedures and indicators; common treatments; and indications and contraindications for exercise for cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
- Conduct clinical assessments relevant to client conditions and Accredited Exercise Physiologist scope of practice.
- Appraise medications, surgical and medical treatments/complications, and clinical and safety risks and their implications on clinical status, exercise and functional capacity in the design and delivery of safe and effective exercise for clients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
- Identify and respond to changes in clinical status including adverse signs/symptoms and formulate appropriate clinical responses that include session modification or termination, first-aid and onward referral for clients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of Accredited Exercise Physiologists and other health professionals in the clinical management of clients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, and communicate professionally with clients and other health professionals.
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Prerequisites(CZZ101 or CXA172) and (CZZ102 or CXA173 or CXA273) and CXA212 and CXA233 and CXA234
Workshops – 2 hours (weekly), Tutorial – 1 hour synchronous online (weekly)
|Assessment||Case Study (30%)|Practical Examination (30%)|End of Semester Written Exam (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
You will need the following text:
Skinner, JS. Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription for Special Cases: Theoretical Basis and Clinical Application. 3rd Edn. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2005.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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