In Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 2, students are introduced to the principles of exercise rehabilitation and apply it to simulated cases with a focus on spinal complaints. This unit also focusses on the care of the older adult and students will embark on a targeted journey to explore key concepts in gerontology.

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HMO7001 - Applied Clinical Theory and Skills 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Assess physiological, anatomical, functional and psychosocial changes in the aging patient;  
  2. Elucidate the epidemiology of common chronic health complaints in the aging population and management of these conditions in the Australian healthcare system;  
  3. Explore the principles of rehabilitation programs and evaluate their role in preventative and rehabilitative care of the patient; and  
  4. Formulate and interpret exercise management programs to support the rehabilitation of patient complaints with a focus on the spine.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online Test (45mins, 1000 words) 15%
Project Development of a Case Study (Group) Part A: Presentation of the Case Study (1500 words) Part B: Artefact with annotated bibliography (2000 words) 45%
Examination Practical exam (30mins) 40%
To gain an overall pass in this unit, students must attend 80% of all practical classes for essential skill development as per AOAC expectations. The Practical Exam is a hurdle assessment and 50% constitutes a pass grade for this examination.

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