ASSESSMENT AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR NEUROLOGICAL DYSFUNCTION

EXS4AND

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 neurological, immunological and mental health conditions. This will include the study of the inflammatory and immunological processes and analysing the role of inflammation on the immune system and its consequential health outcomes. Pathophysiological knowledge will be applied to perform appropriate assessments and examinations of individuals, before interpreting and utilising this information 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 neurological, immunological and mental health pathophysiology as it relates to the AEP scope of practice

Activities:
Online lectures, forums and quizzes will be used to describe and investigate pathophysiology of conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease, cancers, fatigue disorders and depression. Face-to-face lectures will discuss the idenfication of these conditions in individuals from various backgrounds.

02. Evaluate and assess individuals with neurological, mmunological and mental health conditions

Activities:
Online and face-to-face content will provide details and instruction on completing relevant examinations and assessments including postural evaluations, control of balance, coordination, along with relevant cardiorespiratory assessments, musculoskeletal assessments and qualtiy of life / depression outcomes. Practicals will embed this knowledge with physical completion of the outcomes listed.

03. Criticallly interpret neurological, immunological and mental health assessments and 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. Discriminate between the expected and adverse neurological, immunological and mental health outcomes from different types of exercise

Activities:
Online lectures, forums and quizzes will highlight expected and adverse resposnes to various types of exercise (aerobic, resistance and flexibility training). 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 neurological, immunological and mental health conditions

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, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrett Gordon

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 03 - 04
Eight 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 04 and delivered via blended.

Laboratory Class Week: 03 - 04
Eight 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 04 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 03 - 04
Eight 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 04 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Theoretical (30 min) and practical skills test (30 min) - equivalent to 2000 wordsTheoretical and practical components equally weighted at 20% each40 01, 03, 04
One Practical Examination (20 min, equivalent to 2000 words)50 02, 03, 05
One Pre-Practical Online Quiz (30 min, equivalent to 500 words)The pre-practical online quiz is a hurdle requirement for this subject. Students are required to successfully pass the Pre-Practical Online Quiz, before attending any practical sessions.10 01, 02