PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM C

EXS5PPC

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will complete 140 hours of professional placement within an approved health organisation. These hours will contribute to the requirements for registration as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia. You will need to prove your professional skills, including communication and patient assessment. You will demonstrate your independent clinical exercise prescription skills under minimal supervision from appropriately qualified and experienced clinicians working in arange of healthcare settings.In this subject you will refine and finalize your skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice. This subject will prepare you for graduate practice; you will create your professional portfolio and prepare a cover letter for a job application. A practical competency exam (simulated patient exam) is an important part of this subject.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJane McCaig

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 and EXS4AND and EXS4AMD.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Adapt strategies for communicating with patients, medical and allied health professionals across different healthcare settings.

Activities:
Professional placements will provide opportunities to engage in communication with patients and health professionals.

02. Apply advanced skills in exercise assessment to inform management strategies in diverse clinical populations..

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

03. Use evidence based practice to justify the implementation of effective exercise-based interventions for diverse clinical populations based on specialised theoretical knowledge.

Activities:
Professional placement will provide an opportunity assess risk factors and indicators for exercise.

04. Critical reflect upon theory, contemporary research, and professional practice to identify areas of professional practice for development

Activities:
Continuous personal reflection while on placement and development of a job application including a cover letter, resume and response to selection criteria.

05. Apply advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility across diverse health care settings and clinical populations.

Activities:
Professional placement.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 30-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 30 - 34
Twenty 1.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 34
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via online.
"Online lectures"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
20-minute scenario-based practical competency assessment (1,000-word equivalent)Simulated patient exam conducted at the end of semester 2. Students need to pass this exam to pass the subject. Two attempts at this exam are allowed20 01, 02, 03
Clinical performance assessment at end of teaching period (2,500-words equivalent)Assessment is conducted by agency clinical supervisor using the Exercise Physiology Clinical Assessment tool40 01, 02, 03, 05
Digital Professional portfolio (1,500-words)Reflection on knowledge and skills in reference to the ESSA Accreditation Standards.20 04, 05
Job application (1,500-words)A job application for an exercise physiology position20 04

Bendigo, 2020, Week 35-39, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 35 - 39
Twenty 1.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 39
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 39 and delivered via online.
"Online lectures"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
20-minute scenario-based practical competency assessment (1,000-word equivalent)Simulated patient exam conducted at the end of semester 2. Students need to pass this exam to pass the subject. Two attempts at this exam are allowed20 01, 02, 03
Clinical performance assessment at end of teaching period (2,500-words equivalent)Assessment is conducted by agency clinical supervisor using the Exercise Physiology Clinical Assessment tool40 01, 02, 03, 05
Digital Professional portfolio (1,500-words)Reflection on knowledge and skills in reference to the ESSA Accreditation Standards.20 04, 05
Job application (1,500-words)A job application for an exercise physiology position20 04

Bendigo, 2020, Week 40-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 40 - 44
Twenty 1.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 40 - 44
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 44 and delivered via online.
"Online lectures"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
20-minute scenario-based practical competency assessment (1,000-word equivalent)Simulated patient exam conducted at the end of semester 2. Students need to pass this exam to pass the subject. Two attempts at this exam are allowed20 01, 02, 03
Clinical performance assessment at end of teaching period (2,500-words equivalent)Assessment is conducted by agency clinical supervisor using the Exercise Physiology Clinical Assessment tool40 01, 02, 03, 05
Digital Professional portfolio (1,500-words)Reflection on knowledge and skills in reference to the ESSA Accreditation Standards.20 04, 05
Job application (1,500-words)A job application for an exercise physiology position20 04

Bendigo, 2020, Week 45-51, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 45 - 51
Twenty 1.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45 - 51
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via online.
"Online lectures"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
20-minute scenario-based practical competency assessment (1,000-word equivalent)Simulated patient exam conducted at the end of semester 2. Students need to pass this exam to pass the subject. Two attempts at this exam are allowed20 01, 02, 03
Clinical performance assessment at end of teaching period (2,500-words equivalent)Assessment is conducted by agency clinical supervisor using the Exercise Physiology Clinical Assessment tool40 01, 02, 03, 05
Digital Professional portfolio (1,500-words)Reflection on knowledge and skills in reference to the ESSA Accreditation Standards.20 04, 05
Job application (1,500-words)A job application for an exercise physiology position20 04