This is the second and final placement unit within the Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation. Students integrate new information and understanding to knowledge, skills and experiences acquired to date, in order to plan and implement a client-centred capstone experience. Students will critically appraise, interpret, and disseminate research information to various audiences in a process considered an example of best practice for the Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) context. Subsequently, students apply this evidence-based approach to complex case studies examining issues relevant to AEP advanced case management and practice, including concerns relating to multiple comorbidities, client transitions through the rehabilitation process, and ethics and diversity. Students will then critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise their own individual placement experience through an advanced case report portfolio and presentation. By the end of this unit, students will be able to utilise evidence-based best practice and navigate interprofessional practice with autonomy and confidence, and be fully prepared for employment as an AEP.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SCL7000

Prerequisites

SCL6104 - Clinical Exercise Practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically appraise, interpret and disseminate to specialist and non-specialist audiences research and project outcomes relevant to contemporary and emerging Accredited Exercise Physiologist contexts;  
  2. Examine and analyse a broad range of client diversity and ethical issues that may be encountered by healthcare practitioners;  
  3. Critically evaluate the importance and influence of client-practitioner relationships and counselling and support during the rehabilitation process; and when to refer to other appropriate allied health professionals;  
  4. Demonstrate conceptual understanding of client-centredness within both solo practice, an interprofessional model of healthcare, and research; and,  
  5. Critically appraise and apply an EP model of best practice within an interprofessional model of healthcare for clients living with chronic diseases.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Article analysis 15%
Assignment Critical debate 20%
Portfolio Client case analysis and reflection portfolio 50%
Presentation Client case portfolio peer presentation 15%

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