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Exercise for Metabolic Disorders, Kidney Disease and Cancers CXA414


This unit is designed to meet the new ESSA accreditation criteria in Exercise Physiology in the Metabolic, Renal and Cancer domains. Students apply foundational knowledge of metabolic, renal and cancer conditions and comorbidities, and treatments, safety, risk and capacity monitoring considerations, to design and translate into practice, safe, evidence-based exercise interventions for clients with metabolic, renal and cancer conditions.


Unit name Exercise for Metabolic Disorders, Kidney Disease and Cancers
Unit code CXA414
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Greig Watson
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the pathological and pathophysiological bases; diagnostic and prognostic procedures and indicators; common treatments; and indications and contraindications for exercise, for metabolic, renal and neoplasic conditions.
  • Conduct clinical assessments relevant to client conditions and within the 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 metabolic, renal or neoplasic 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 metabolic, renal and neoplasic conditions.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of Accredited Exercise Physiologists and other health professionals in the clinical management of clients with metabolic, renal and neoplasic conditions, and communicate professionally with clients and other health professionals.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
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AssessmentExamination - invigilated (centrally) (40%)|Examination - invigilated (internally) (30%)|Case Study (30%)
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ACSM. Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. 10th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore. 2018


Skinner, JS. Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription for Special Cases: Theoretical Basis and Clinical Application. 3rd Edn. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2005.

Cameron M, Selig S, Hemphill D. Clinical Exercise. A case-based approach. Elsevier, Sydney, 2011.

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