This unit is designed to meet the new ESSA accreditation criteria in Exercise Physiology in the Neurological and (neuro)Musculoskeletal domains. Students apply foundational knowledge of Neurological and Neuromuscular conditions, comorbidities and treatments, safety, risk and capacity monitoring considerations, to design and translate into practice, safe, evidence-based exercise interventions for clients with Neurological and Neuromuscular conditions.
|Unit name||Exercise for Neurological and Neuromuscular Disorders|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Marie-Louise Bird|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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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. neurological and neuromuscular 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 neurological and neuromuscular 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 neurological and neuromuscular conditions.
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of Accredited Exercise Physiologists and other health professionals in the clinical management of clients with neurological/neuromuscular 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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|Assessment||Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS) (30%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (40%)|Case Study (30%)|
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