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SES3130 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Young People

Semester 1, 2019 External
Short Description: CEP for Young People
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 069903 - Human Movement
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 25 March 2019

Staffing

Examiner: Tracy Kolbe-Alexander

Requisites

Pre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2104 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH

Rationale

This course introduces the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology) students to clinical conditions for clinical populations within the child to adult age range. The course will build upon knowledge and practical skills established in earlier courses including SES2104 to develop clinical knowledge and skills taught and assessed during this course that are requirements of the professional accreditation set down by the professional body, Exercise and Sports Science Australia, as standards for an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

Synopsis

This course provides an introduction to the common conditions that affect individuals from childhood to adulthood. This course will investigate the epidemiology, aetiology and pathophysiology of major cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, renal, mental and cancer conditions commonly found in clinical populations from children to adult. Appropriate knowledge and skills will provide expert exercise assessment and testing, prescription of exercise interventions, and monitoring of a client's progression throughout the prescribed exercise programs. Additionally, this course will enable students to build a resource of fundamental and generic skills that underpin an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

This course contains a mandatory residential school at the Ipswich campus for external students and mandatory on-campus workshops for on-campus students.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Investigate the epidemiology, aetiology and pathophysiology of the major cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, renal, mental and cancer conditions commonly found in clinical populations from children to adults.
  2. Describe and analyse assessment, design, delivery and evaluation of clinical exercise interventions for client goals and outcomes.
  3. Interpret the impact of medical interventions/treatments in relation to exercise and functional capacities.
  4. Prepare and interpret written professional reports (medical and allied health referral) and critically evaluate the role of multi-discipline interventions on client outcomes.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Common cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, renal, mental and cancer conditions that affect children to adult years. 40.00
2. Exercise assessment, intervention and management for common conditions that affect children to adults. 60.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=01&subject1=SES3130)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

ACSM 2014, ACSM's resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and prescription, 7th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD.
Bar-Or, O, Rowland, T 2004, Pediatric Exercises Medicine, HUman Kenetics, Chicago, IL.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Houglam, P 2016, Theraputic Exercise for Musculoskeletal injuries, 4th edn, Human Kenetics.
Shultz, S, Houglam, P & Perrin, D 2016, Examination of musculoskeletal injuries, 4th edn, Human Kenetics.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 60.00
Online Lectures 18.00
Private Study 51.00
Residential Schools 36.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
Assignment 60 30 17 Apr 2019 (see note 1)
Practical Test 40 20 04 Jun 2019 (see note 2)
Exam 100 50 End S1 (see note 3)

Notes
  1. Special information sessions relating to the assessment item will be scheduled.
  2. This is a 1 hour practical test and will take place during the last workshop for ONC students or the last day of the mandatory residential school for external students. Students need to attend at least 80% of tutorial and workshops or residential school in order to qualify for the practical assessment.
  3. This will be a Restricted Examination. The total working time for the examination is 2 hours. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the official examination timetable has been released.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    External students must attend the mandatory residential school and on-campus students must attend the mandatory on-campus workshops. It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures and tutorials) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration. Students must attend at least 80% of the on-campus lectures or residential school as requirement for the practical assessment.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete the assignment a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for the assessment item. To satisfactorily complete the practical examination a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that assessment item. To satisfactorily complete the examination a student must achieve at least 40% of the marks for the exam. To satisfactorily complete the course a student must attend and participate at least 80% of the practical sessions or timetabled residential school classes

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4).

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), must have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Proficiency), i.e. the practical test 1 by achieving at least 50% of the marks available for that assessment item, and must have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the marks available for that assessment item.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.

  6. Examination information:
    RESTRICTED: Candidates are allowed access only to specific materials during a Restricted Examination. The only materials that candidates may use in the restricted examination for this course are:
    1. writing materials (non-electronic and free from material which could give the student an unfair advantage in the examination);
    2. calculators which cannot hold textual information
    3. Students whose first language is not English may take an appropriate unmarked non electronic translation dictionary (but not technical dictionary) into the examination.
    4. Dictionaries with any handwritten notes will not be permitted. Translation dictionaries will be subject to perusal and may be removed from the candidate's possession until appropriate disciplinary action is completed if found to contain material that could give the candidate an unfair advantage.


  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. 2. Referencing in assignments must comply with the APA referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ library's referencing guide. This guide can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing

Other requirements

  1. Students undertaking this course in external mode will be required to attend a residential school at the Ipswich campus to completed practical aspects related to the course. Students can locate the dates and residential schools via the University website. This will involve 36 hours of necessary practical work over a three day time period to successfully complete the course.

  2. The dates and location of the mandatory residential school are available from the Residential School Timetable (http://www.usq.edu.au/handbook/current/resschoolsched.html