exs5ppb professional practicum b




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will complete 160 hours of profesional placement within an approved health organisation. These hours will go towards the requirements for obtaining Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) status from Exercise and Sports Science Australia. Your professional skills, along with patient communication, assessment and clinical exercise prescripion skills, will be developed under direct supervision from appropriately qualified and experienced clinicians working in a range of healthcare settings. Case presentations will be utilised to further develop critical analysis and communication skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed two of subjects (EXS4ACD, EXS4AND, EXS4AMD).


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Formulate effective communication (verbal and non-verbal) plans for relaying information to patients, medical and allied health professionals.

Professional placements will provide opportunities to engage in communication with patients and health professionals. Case presentations will develop presentation skills.

02. Prepare, explain and evaluate clinical exercise interventions for individuals with pathology consistent with those listed in the AEP Scope of Practice.

Professional placement will provide an opportunity to prescribe, lead and monitor exercise interventions.

03. Critically interpret and defend risk factors, indicators and contra-indicators (red and green flags), and manage emergency situations.

Professional placement will provide an opportunity to practise and perfect identifying and acting upon risk factors and indicators for exercise.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Winter semester, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 25.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practicum B will be completed in one of six, 5-week blocks (Victorian Health Placement blocks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8) between weeks 15 to 44."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 20-minute case presentation.2001
One clinical performance assessment (equivalent to 2,500 words).4001, 02, 03
Online reflective journal (2,500 words).4002, 01, 03