Students who undertake activities where interaction with patients/the public is required, such as in field or clinical placements/visits and in University clinics and gyms, must demonstrate that they have a current National Police Clearance and a current National Criminal History Record Check (Child-Related Clearance) from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI), which is valid for the duration of the placement.
Students must have a 'Provide First Aid Certificate', and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR) prior to the commencement of any field placement.
This topic will require students to critically appraise evidence in regards to the clinical exercise physiology practice of exercise in people with a broad range of disease and comorbidities including cardiovascular, kidney, metabolic, and respiratory conditions. Critical appraisal will include, but not be limited to the pharmacological, surgical and medical management of these conditions as a requirement to provide safe and effective exercise interventions. Students will study the evidence concerning the acute and chronic effects of exercise in people with the target conditions and will be able to discuss the evidence in open forums with their peers. In addition, students will complete intensive theoretical and practical training in cardiopulmonary exercise testing including comprehensive electrocardiogram analysis to improve student's efficacy in cardiopulmonary exercise testing of a wide range of people with chronic disease.
This topic aims to: