Advanced Exercise Programming (EXSS5060)


The aim of this unit is to provide comprehensive and critical examination of the physiological responses to exercise, with emphasis on the implications for clinical exercise testing and prescription. A focus of this unit will be the evidence for exercise programming for the promotion and maintenance of health for individuals with clinical conditions of complex and/or compound aetiology. The pathophysiological bases of exercise limitations in various diseases, and the acute and chronic response to exercise in these conditions is studied, with particular reference to the cardiorespiratory, metabolic and musculoskeletal systems. Through the use of lectures, practicals and tutorials students will integrate advanced concepts of exercise physiology into logistical aspects of exercise performance for healthy and clinical populations, and thereby devise individualised exercise assessment and deploy exercise prescriptions for a broad range of individuals.

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2-hr lecture/week, 2-hr tutorial/practical/week


ECG exam (25%), practical assessment (5%), oral case defence (25%) and end semester exam (45%)

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Students must have a current CPR certificate of competency

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