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Background

The assessment and activity items on this wiki have been designed for a unit named Metabolic Conditions.

Metabolic Conditions is a central unit to the Master of Exercise Science (Clinical Exercise Physiology) which aims to develop exercise physiology professionals. Exercise Physiologists are:

...allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. EPs provide physical activity and behaviour change support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depressions, cancer, arthritis, COPD and many more.//[1]

Unit Overview

This unit aims to develop the clinical decision making processes, knowledge and skills necessary for effective assessment and treatment of patients with metabolic conditions. Students will evaluate the pathophysiology and functional consequences of metabolic conditions including obesity, dyslipidaemias, impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus. The unit will also consider cancers that can be modulated through exercise. Students will examine management strategies for the patient following typical interventions and the role of exercise in the prevention, management and treatment of these conditions will be scrutinised.

Learning Objective

At the completion of this unit you will be expected to:
  1. Be competent in assessment and interpretation, planning, implementation and evaluation of intervention skills required for the practice of exercise physiology in cancers and metabolic conditions
  2. Integrate these competencies into clinical exercise physiology treatment
  3. Demonstrate sound knowledge in primary and secondary prevention strategies for patients with these disorders.

General Skills and Attributes

The University[2] expects all of its graduates, including those in postgraduate coursework to have developed the following skills and attributes which will assist them in future professional life. The following UC generic skills and attributes are described in more detail at https://guard.canberra.edu.au/policy/policy.php?pol_id=3030

  1. Communication
  2. Analysis and inquiry
  3. Problem solving
  4. Working independently and with others
  5. Professionalism and social responsibility

Assessment and Activities


The assessment associated with this wiki and unit is covered in the assessment overview. The activities includes:

The teaching principles behind the creation of these activities are described on the pedagogy section.
  1. ^

    Exercise and Sport Science Australia.
    What is exercise physiology?// http://www.essa.org.au/index.php?q=whatisaep accessed 9:00pm 07/10/2010.
  2. ^ University of Canberra. Policy: Generic skills and attributes of University of Canberra graduates from undergraduate and postgraduate coursework courses. https://guard.canberra.edu.au/policy/policy.php?pol_id=3030 Last updated: 19/01/2007.