ESSC13005 - Advanced Clinical Exercise Science

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will learn how exercise is used in the assessment, treatment, or prevention of chronic or complex health conditions. You will undertake a placement in a clinical setting and observe how exercise is implemented, and reflect on these observations by comparing with best practice. The knowledge and experience gained in this unit will enhance your understanding of the healthcare sector, and of employment opportunities in the field.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


ESSC12005 Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology.

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback via 'Have your say feedback in Moodle.
Placements and related assessment tasks were enjoyed by students as they were different to those required in other courses. Reflective interviews encouraged students to think more deeply about the application of exercise in clinical settings, which matched industry demands.
Assessment tasks (reflective interview and industry report) will be continued due to industry relevance.
Action Taken
Assessment tasks have been continued due to industry relevance.
Source: Peer feedback
Personalize weekly EasiConnect updates to students.
Given the small student numbers, attempts will be made to provide more personalized feedback to student via EasiConnect.
Action Taken
Additional use of EasiConnect was initiated to maintain contact with students, particularly in light of the high proportion of off-campus students.
Source: Self reflection
More consistent, clear management of clinical placements.
Improve flow of placement approvals via university procedures and provide clear guidance to students regarding these procedures.
Action Taken
Increased role of Work Integrated Learning officer has substantially streamlined this process and we continue to work closely with WIL team members and the team leader to improve this aspect of the unit.
Source: Work Integrated Learning Team.
Students found the process of obtaining placements and completing paperwork straightforward and timely.
Continue to work with the Work Integrated Learning Team to initiate further system and process improvements to assist students.
Action Taken
Source: Self-reflection.
Plan Unit Coordinator workflow to ensure timely completion of reflective interviews.
Dedicate times to conduct reflective interviews to ensure efficient workflow for Unit Coordinator while providing flexibility for students.
Action Taken
Source: Moodle 'Have your say' survey.
The assessment items (Placement, Reflective Interview, and Bechmarking Report) are novel, interesting and industry relevant tasks to assist learning.
Continue to implement these assessment items.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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