This unit is designed to meet the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)( Professional Standards for Exercise Physiology graduates) in understanding national, state, and other compensable schemes and legislation related to Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) practice in the fields of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), and Occupational Rehabilitation. Students will learn the roles an AEP may play in WHS and occupational rehabilitation settings, and develop skill in designing, conducting and evaluating worksite ergonomic and risk assessments, in assessing and instructing manual handling skills, and in designing return to work and injury management plans. Students will learn effective communication techniques for case assessment, management, evaluation and conferencing, and learning how to develop a case management plan using an ethical decision-making framework. Students will also learn to apply foundational knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries, common mental illnesses, and their treatments to the design and translation into practice of evidence-based functional capacity assessments and work conditioning programs for clients managed under workers compensation schemes. This unit is designed to complement Clinical Practicum units 2 and 3.
|Unit name||Exercise for Workplace Health and Occupational Rehabilitation|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||069903|
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Mandatory on campus attendance is required. Six days of face-to-face delivery containing a mixture of lecture, tutorial and workshop material. Self- directed learning approximately 80 hrs. A combination of lectures, practicals and self-directed learning per semester. (~130 hours).
Assignment 1, Weight: 20%
Assignment 2, Weight: 40%
Final Take Home Examination - (scheduled by Exams Office), Weight: 40%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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