PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM C

EXS5PPC

2021

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 arrange 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/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required140 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsPolice Check, Working with Children Check, immunisation status, supervisors need meet professional body requirements.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Adapt strategies for communicating with patients, medical and allied health professionals across different healthcare settings.
02. Apply advanced skills in exercise assessment to inform management strategies in diverse clinical populations..
03. Use evidence based practice to justify the implementation of effective exercise-based interventions for diverse clinical populations based on specialised theoretical knowledge.
04. Critical reflect upon theory, contemporary research, and professional practice to identify areas of professional practice for development
05. Apply advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility across diverse health care settings and clinical populations.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 30-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 34
Twenty 1.00 d 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 ClassWeek: 30 - 34
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via online.
Online lectures

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 allowedN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
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 toolN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
Digital Professional portfolio (1,500-words) Reflection on knowledge and skills in reference to the ESSA Accreditation Standards.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5
Job application (1,500-words) A job application for an exercise physiology positionN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Week 35-39, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 35 - 39
Twenty 1.00 d 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 ClassWeek: 35 - 39
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 39 and delivered via online.
Online lectures

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 allowedN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
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 toolN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
Digital Professional portfolio (1,500-words) Reflection on knowledge and skills in reference to the ESSA Accreditation Standards.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5
Job application (1,500-words) A job application for an exercise physiology positionN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Week 40-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 40 - 44
Twenty 1.00 d 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 ClassWeek: 40 - 44
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 44 and delivered via online.
Online lectures

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 allowedN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
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 toolN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
Digital Professional portfolio (1,500-words) Reflection on knowledge and skills in reference to the ESSA Accreditation Standards.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5
Job application (1,500-words) A job application for an exercise physiology positionN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Week 45-51, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 45 - 51
Twenty 1.00 d 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 ClassWeek: 45 - 51
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via online.
Online lectures

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 allowedN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
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 toolN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
Digital Professional portfolio (1,500-words) Reflection on knowledge and skills in reference to the ESSA Accreditation Standards.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5
Job application (1,500-words) A job application for an exercise physiology positionN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4