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.

Details

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

Pre-requisites:

ESSC12005 Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Portfolio 70%
3. Professional Practice Placement 0%

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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: Have your say Survey.
Feedback
The Unit Coordinator is easy to communicate with and provides excellent explanations of unit content and assessment requirements.
Recommendation
Continue to provide detailed explanation of content and assessment requirements using the Unit Profile, in lectures, and via videos.
Action Taken
Students continue to be provided with assessment information using multiple sources including the Unit Profile, in lectures, and using supplementary videos. Students can, as always, contact the Unit Coordinator directly, or through the online forums.
Source: Have your say Survey.
Feedback
Clinical Investigations students express concern over the relevance of the unit to their future careers.
Recommendation
Continue to liaise with the Head of Course Medical Sciences to better reinforce the role this unit plays in the broad sense of healthcare provision. Undertake efforts to better contextualise the unit content for Medical Sciences (Clinical Investigations) students.
Action Taken
Discussions with the Head of Course Medical Sciences are ongoing regarding the role this unit plays in the broad context of healthcare. Some unit content has been updated, for example exercise pharmacology, to better meet the needs of Medical Science students and external accreditation requirements.
Source: Self-reflection and peer feedback.
Feedback
Clear layout of Moodle site with ease of access to all content
Recommendation
Continue to build easy-to-navigate Moodle sites with clear layout that is congruent with the Unit Profile.
Action Taken
Moodle site has remained clear and easy to navigate as evidenced by the student satisfaction score of 4.9/5 for this criteria.
Source: Have your say survey.
Feedback
Work Integrated Learning aspect of this unit is well-regarded by students.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue with the Work Integrated Learning aspect of this unit to meet student needs and provide authentic experiential learning opportunities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self-reflection and discussion with Work Integrated Learning team.
Feedback
Some students delay identifying a suitable placement site for Work Integrated Learning.
Recommendation
It is recommended the Work Integrated Learning team continue to notify students enrolled or planning to enrol in ESSC13005 in T2 about Work Integrated Learning requirements for this unit and offer placement sites based on the growing database of placement sites willing to take CQUni students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey.
Feedback
The lecturer uses their clinical experience in lecture content and delivery resulting in more authentic learning.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue to leverage off the Unit Coordinator's clinical experience when delivering lectures.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply exercise science knowledge and/or skills to the assessment, treatment, or prevention of chronic or complex health conditions in the clinical setting.
  2. Appraise the role of exercise in the assessment, treatment, or prevention of chronic or complex health conditions in the clinical setting.
  3. Identify, analyse and discuss relevant issues related to professional service in the clinic setting, with emphasis on the role of the professional in delivering these services and programmes.
  4. Work independently and/or collaborate with others as a team member.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Portfolio
3 - Professional Practice Placement
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Portfolio
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Professional Practice Placement