Courses & Units

Clinical Exercise Practicum 1 CXA443

Launceston

Note:

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies.  Students may be expected to relocate and are expected to travel to where PEP is available.  To be eligible to undertake PEP all students must be ‘Verified’ as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements.

Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.

PEP days MAY differ from University of Tasmania calendar semester dates.

Details of PEP compliance can be found at https://www.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement/safety-in-practice-requirements

Introduction

This unit is the first in an advanced clinical exercise Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program that prepares you for real-world experience as a Student Exercise Physiologist. You will have graded exposure to the assessment, prescription, and delivery of exercise to clinical clientele through progressive placements starting with observation work and moving to leadership work. Professional Experience Placements (PEP) will occur in the UTAS Exercise Clinic and in University-approved WIL partner agencies, where you will be guided in your clinical education by appropriately qualified University, and agency supervisors. This unit provides an opportunity to develop and extend clinical decision making and communication skills through supervised WIL placements and to develop an understanding of professional practice requirements for an industry environment.


Unit objectives are:
(1) to develop proficiency in communication and behaviour-change counselling techniques with clinical clientele;
(2) to develop clinical reasoning skills, problem-solving and clinical decision-making skills with clinical clientele.
(3) to develop practical screening, assessment and exercise prescription skills with clinical clientele;
(4) To develop professional skills in collaborative practice, self-reflection, and self-direction.

Summary

Unit name Clinical Exercise Practicum 1
Unit code CXA443
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator

Sibella Hardcastle

Teaching staff

Dr Andrew Williams

Level Honours
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 061700

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

CXA327 and CXA330

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hour Induction Lecture/Intensive session (week 1 only).
A minimum of 140 hours of competency-based practicum experience will be accrued during set practicum block times at placement site/s allocated by the School of Health Sciences Professional Experience Placements (PEP) Team.

Assessment

Competency Assessments, Weight: 50%
PEP Engagement Activities, 50%.

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

RequiredNone
Booktopia textbook links

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