This unit enables students to continue to develop the knowledge and skills that have been introduced in their first semester of studies. These are related to the professional roles of accredited exercise physiologists within the workforce in both public, private and community based sectors. Students will explore professional requirements for case management in occupational rehabilitation, industry, and insurance sectors. Students will learn to plan and document clinical exercise service delivery to apparently healthy individuals, notably people seeking functional conditioning to meet the physical demands of work, and also people with occupational injuries seeking rehabilitation. Using a case-based learning model, particular attention will be given to the role, importance, and difficulties posed by various health systems (eg: insurance caps of health care costs) and co-morbid disease (eg: depression, chronic fatigue syndrome). 

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Comprehend, critically analyse and apply knowledge to the scope of professional roles available to clinical exercise practitioners and how these intersect with the roles of other health professionals;  
  2. Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information regarding- Australian health systems in the occupational, private industry and insurance sectors;  
  3. Interpret and transmit knowledge and skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences  
  4. Analyse critically evaluate the technical challenges of providing a competent service in clinical exercise in the occupational rehabilitation, industry and insurance sectors; and  
  5. Analyse critically examine and appraise the core issues concerning ethical provision, business management, and legal responsibility.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Examination In-class mid-semester examination of week 1-6 content 15%
Portfolio Individually-developed portfolio (DVA or Medicare; Worksafe; TAC) 65%
Examination End of semester final written examination 20%

Required reading

Understanding the Australian Healthcare System 3rd Edition
Willis, E., Reynolds, L., and Keleher, H., 2016,
Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier

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