Exercise Assessments and Interventions for Metabolic Conditions and Cancer

Unit code: SCL6001 | Study level: Postgraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
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Overview

This unit addresses pathophysiologies in metabolism, including kidney disease, and cancers. The learning for this unit of study focuses on exercise assessments and interventions for metabolic conditions and cancers; these being core knowledge and skills categories required for graduates seeking professional accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). It will include exercise testing and prescription for a range of metabolic conditions, including (but not limited to) obesity, diabetes & gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, various stages of kidney diseases, and a number of cancers.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate, evaluate and apply knowledge of normal and abnormal metabolism related to the pathophysiology of ESSA-defined metabolic conditions and cancer;
  2. Research, evaluate, and critically appraise the literature relating to clinical exercise testing and exercise prescription for metabolic conditions and cancer; and
  3. Critically evaluate and apply knowledge of clinical assessments and exercise prescription for patients presenting with metabolic conditions and cancer.

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Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Performance
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Grade: 10%
Practical skill assessment (blood analysis and interpretation)
Assessment type: Portfolio
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Grade: 30%
Portfolio Part 1 - GP report
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 20%
In-class test
Assessment type: Portfolio
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Grade: 40%
Portfolio Part 2 – Presentation and portfolio submission (completed in pairs)

Required reading

ACSM”s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription.
Liguori, G. (2022)| Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia: PA

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