The learning for this unit of study focuses on exercise assessments and interventions for cardiovascular conditions; this being a core knowledge and skills category requirement for graduates seeking professional accreditation with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). It will include exercise testing and prescription for a range of conditions, including (but not limited to) cardiovascular pathophysiology and rehabilitation including ischemic, myocardial, pericardial and valvular disease, heart failure, and hypertension.
|1.||Comprehend, critically evaluate and apply knowledge of pathophysiology, clinical exercise testing and exercise prescription for cardiovascular diseases;|
|2.||Appraise, design and apply knowledge of exercise prescription for cardiovascular pathophysiology and rehabilitation for a range of conditions/diseases;|
|3.||Research, evaluate and critically appraise the literature relating to clinical exercise testing and exercise prescription for patients presenting with cardiovascular diseases; and|
|4.||Integrate their theoretical knowledge into their practical skills for the purposes of prescribing theoretically and practically sound exercise programs for people with cardiovascular conditions and their complex care needs.|
|Examination||Weekly theory quizzes||35%|
|Practicum||End of semester practical exam (Hurdle)||35%|
ACSM's resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and exercise prescription, 6th edn,
American College of Sports Medicine 2010,
Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.
The ECG made easy, 8th edn,
Hampton JR, 2003,
New York: Churchill Livingstone.
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