This unit (SCL6101) 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, with a particular focus on evidence-based management of chronic disease. This will include both translating this evidence to and promoting self-management of clients and other key stakeholders. Students will explore professional requirements for case management within the Australian healthcare system, including occupational rehabilitation, private industry, and insurance sectors. Students will develop their ability to evaluate and navigate the ethical, professional and legal challenges posed by the Australian healthcare system in providing clinical services within their scope of practice. Using an authentic case-based learning model, particular attention will be given to the accessibility and governance aspects of the major compensable schemes within the healthcare sector (e.g. caps on rebates, eligibility, reporting requirements) and how this impacts both clients and practitioners.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SCL6101

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Comprehend, analyse, and apply knowledge of the scope of professional roles available to clinical exercise practitioners and how these intersect with the roles of other health professionals;  
  2. Critically analyse and synthesise complex information regarding the Australian healthcare and referral systems in the public, private and community-based sectors;  
  3. Interpret and translate knowledge and skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences;  
  4. Analyse and critically evaluate the professional challenges of providing a competent service in clinical exercise within the Australian healthcare system; and  
  5. Examine and critically analyse the issues concerning ethical provision and legal responsibilities of providing clinical exercise services within the Australian healthcare system.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Other Education program design plan & information flier 20%
Case Study Ethical Practice Case Study 40%
Presentation Development and presentation of an education and exercise program (group) 40%

Required reading

Understanding the Australian Healthcare System 4th Edition
Willis, E., Reynolds, L., and Keleher, H., 2020,
Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier

Where to next?

As part of a course

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