Advanced Case Management and Practice

Unit code: SCL7000 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Online Real Time
SCL6101 - Case Management for Clinical Exercise; and
SCL6104 - Clinical Exercise Practice
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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. In the clinical practice project, students will demonstrate their understanding and application of the proper management of ethical dilemmas, health and wellness coaching concepts, and best practice principles with the incorporation of the interprofessional model of care. 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.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically appraise, interpret and disseminate research and project outcomes relevant to contemporary and emerging Accredited Exercise Physiologist contexts to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  2. 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, health and wellness coaching and support during the rehabilitation process, including referral to other allied health professionals;
  4. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding and application of client-centredness within different models of care, including solo practice, multi-disciplinary and interprofessional model of healthcare; and,
  5. Critically appraise and apply preventative measures as a clinical exercise physiologist for clients living with, or at risk of contracting chronic diseases.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 20%
Article analysis
Assessment type: Portfolio
Grade: 40%
Client case analysis and reflection portfolio
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 40%
Oral Presentation - Development of Clinical Practice strategies for models of care

Required reading

Recommended readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

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