This topic is taught and assessed as a continuum.
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 provide background knowledge of the pathophysiology and medical management of a variety of cancer and mental health conditions, enabling effective exercise physiology practice in interdisciplinary health scenarios. The topic will comprise an intensive pre-clinical period where students will be provided with information on the important disease processes, progression, and management options in cancer and mental health conditions that may influence exercise physiology practice. Students will be required to understand common pharmacological and pathophysiological influences on exercise responses to allow effective exercise program design; identification of potential contraindications to exercise and adverse responses to exercises. Using case study discussions in tutorials, students will be required to research, explore and report the evidence for both resistance and endurance exercise in the management of different cancer and mental health conditions. Students will complete a clinical placement in one area of practice enabling application of skills and knowledge learnt during the pre-clinical period and tutorial discussions throughout the semester.
This topic aims to: