This unit is designed as the second capstone unit taken by students in the final year of the Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice) program. It is designed to consolidate the students' undergraduate clinical training. 
The theoretical and applied aspects of this unit include a critical reflection of the role, scope and impact of professionals who treat clients (patients) with clinical conditions, informed both by theoretical knowledge from the disciplines of physiology, biomechanics, motor control, anatomy, psychology, sociology, and ethics, and professional knowledge from resistance training, exercise interventions, first aid and career and professional development. Students are required to participate in a number of key phases and activities of the program or project and write a major report, with a conference presentation, that outlines the processes and outcomes of the project.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Use evidence bases to construct a synthesis of different approaches in the design and provision of clinical exercise services for a population group living with or without a specified condition;  
  2. Interrogate and cross-examine issues and challenges around designing, planning and implementing an exercise intervention to enhance health and well-being as part of a clinical treatment plan for a population group with/without a specified condition;  
  3. Critically reflect upon the provision of services by clinicians (including accredited exercise physiologists) to a population group with/without a specified condition; and  
  4. Articulate the relationship between the application of skills and knowledge acquired in clinical exercise studies to a population group with or without a specified condition and present this information in a clear and coherent manner.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Annotated Bibliography Endnote file comprising references relating to the chosen clinical case study condition of interest 10%
Project Capstone project on a population group intervention done in small groups 45%
Presentation Capstone Presentation Project- collaborative presentation in small groups 45%
The Portfolio assessment contributes to the 140 hours placement as required by ESSA, undertaken in the first Capstone unit, Clinical Exercise Practice 1.

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