Courses & Units

Exercise Behaviour and Exercise for Mental Health Conditions CXA416

Introduction

This unit is designed to meet ESSA Professional Standards for Exercise Physiology graduates in the Mental Health domain. Students will learn to apply behaviour change strategies and health coaching to clients with a broad range of Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) target pathologies. Students will apply foundational knowledge of common mental illnesses, and their treatments (while considering safety, risk and client capacity monitoring), to design and translate into practice, evidence-based exercise interventions for clients with mental illness (within the ESSA AEP target conditions for mental health).

Summary

Unit name Exercise Behaviour and Exercise for Mental Health Conditions
Unit code CXA416
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Sibella Hardcastle
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

About Census Dates

Learning Outcomes

  • Deliver behaviour change strategies and modify communication to facilitate behaviour change in clients through the full range of AEP target pathologies.
  • Reflect on the core principles of mental health legislative framework; standard diagnostic criteria and major classifications; mental health pathological and pathophysiological bases; co-morbid presentations; ethical practice; screening and outcome tools; standard treatments and therapies for AEP target conditions in the mental health domain.
  • 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 AEP target conditions in the mental health domain
  • Respond appropriately to changes in clinical status including adverse signs/symptoms and formulate appropriate clinical responses that include session modification or termination, first-aid or onward referral
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of Accredited Exercise Physiologists and other health professionals in the clinical management of clients with mental health 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
not applicable

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

ESP368 and CXA329

Teaching

AssessmentDirect Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS) (30%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (40%)|Case Study (30%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

You will need the following text [available from the Co-op Bookshop]:

O’Toole G. (2016). Communication: Core interpersonal skills for health professionals. 3rd Edn. Elsevier.

Recommended

 Stubbs, B., Rosenbaum, S. (2018) Exercise-Based Interventions for Mental Illness. Elsevier.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.