ASSESSMENT AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR CARDIORESPIRATORY & METABOLIC DYSFUNCTION

EXS4ACD

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will utilise online platforms along with face-to-face theoretical and practical sessions to analyse the pathophysiology of cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic conditions. Pathophysiological knowledge will be applied to perform appropriate assessments and examinations of individuals, before interpreting the information and using this to design and prescribe effective clinical exercise interventions. Exercise interventions will be prescribed with knowledge and appreciation of expected physiological responses, supervised to ensure safety and monitored for adverse responses.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrett Gordon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZESPB OR HMEPB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and DisabilitiesPrescribedDurstine, Moore, Painter, Roberts 20164th EDN, HUMAN KINETICS, CHAMPAIGN IL.
ReadingsRobins Basic PathologyPrescribedKumar, Abbas, Aster 20129TH EDN, W.B. SAUNDERS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Summarise cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic pathophysiology as they relate to the AEP scope of practice

Activities:
Online lectures, forums and quizzes will be used to describe and investigate pathophysiology of conditions such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, COPD and diabetes mellitus. Face-to-face lectures will discuss the idenfication of these conditions in individuals from various backgrounds.

02. Evaluate and assess individuals with cardiorespiratory and metabolic dysfunction

Activities:
Online and face-to-face learning content will provide details and instruction on completing relevant examinations and assessments including ECG, Spirometry, Blood pressure testing, & Blood lipid and glucose testing. Practicals will embed this knowledge with physical completion of ECG at rest and exercise, spirometry pre and post exercise, and assessment of blood parameters i.e., blood gasses, lipid and glucose concentrations.

03. Critique and interpret cardiorespiratory and metabolic testing results

Activities:
Online lectures, forums and quizzes will highlight expected and abnormal testing results. Case studies presented in the face-toface sessions will consolidate understanding and interpretive skills. Practical sessions will further consolidate interpretation skills at rest, during and after exercise.

04. Differentiate between the expected and adverse cardiorespiratory and metabolic outcomes from different types of exercise

Activities:
Online lectures, forums and quizzes will highlight expected and adverse exercise resposnes to various types of exercise (aerobic & resistance). Case studies presented in the face-to-face sessions will consolidate understanding and analytical skills of physiological outcomes. Practical sessions will further consolidate analytical abilities.

05. Design clinical exercise interventions for individuals with cardiorespiratory and metabolic dysfunction

Activities:
Case studies presented in face-to-face sessions will facilitate the design and prescription of clinical exercise interventions. Practicals will provide actual data for exercise interventions to be based upon and then discussed in online forums.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrett Gordon

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 01 - 02
Eight 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 01 to week 02 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Seminar Week: 01 - 02
Eight 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 01 to week 02 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 01 - 02
Eight 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 01 to week 02 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Theoretical (30 min) and practical skills test (30 min) - equivalent to 2000 wordsTheoretical and practical component equally weighted at 20% each.40 01, 03, 04
One Practical Examination (40 min, equivalent to 2000 words)50 02, 03, 05
One Pre-Practical Online Quiz (30 min, equivalent to 500 words)10 01, 02