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

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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Previous Feedback

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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: Work Integrated Learning Team.
Feedback
Students found the process of obtaining placements and completing paperwork straightforward and timely.
Recommendation
Continue to work with the Work Integrated Learning Team to initiate further system and process improvements to assist students.
Action Taken
Collaboration with the Work Integrated Learning Team was continued to facilitate timely and appropriate placement sites for students.
Source: Self-reflection.
Feedback
Plan Unit Coordinator workflow to ensure timely completion of reflective interviews.
Recommendation
Dedicate times to conduct reflective interviews to ensure efficient workflow for Unit Coordinator while providing flexibility for students.
Action Taken
Seminar-style sessions were conducted using case study presentations, as opposed to individual student sessions. This was well accepted by students and was substantially more time efficient for the Unit Coordinator.
Source: Moodle 'Have your say' survey.
Feedback
The assessment items (Placement, Reflective Interview, and Bechmarking Report) are novel, interesting and industry relevant tasks to assist learning.
Recommendation
Continue to implement these assessment items.
Action Taken
The placement and benchmarking report was continued as industry-relevant assessment tasks. The reflective interview was replaced by a case study presentation to reduce overlap across assessment tasks.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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