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, 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.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):