EXERSCI 777 : Clinical Exercise Practicum 2
2023 Semester Two (1235) (30 POINTS)
This course provides further practical experience required for students enrolled in the 120 point PG Dip Sci (CEP) specialisation to allow students to acquire the clinical contact hours required for accreditation purposes. This course allows the student to apply the taught theory in EXERSCI 720/721 in a clinical exercise physiology through interactions with clients attending the Health and Rehabilitation Clinic. This is a mandatory practicum course for students who are enrolled in the 120 point PG Dip Sci or the 240 point MSc CEP qualifications.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Perform complex clinical and exercise-related assessments for people living with chronic conditions in a competent, professional, accurate and consistent manner. (Capability 1 and 4)
- Evaluate and adapt elements of an overall exercise prescription, in order to minimise risk and maximise outcomes to health. (Capability 1, 2 and 3)
- Implement independent supervision and monitoring of evidence-based therapeutic exercise to ensure safe and effective exercise training to people living with chronic conditions. (Capability 1, 4 and 5)
- Use effective client-centred strategies to communicate with clients, whanau, peers and staff and other members of a clinical team. (Capability 1, 4 and 6)
- Apply professional behaviour according to the cultural, ethical and clinic standards expected by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Clinical Exercise Physiology profession in New Zealand. (Capability 1 and 6)
|Clinic performance||50%||Individual Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
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Work-integrated learning forms a significant component of this course. Part of work-integrated learning involves being on placement, which may involve work outside standard teaching hours as required by each placement site.
This course is a 30 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.
Clinical services are provided to patients throughout the calendar year. Client appointments occur during the mid-semester break through to the last day of semester. Therefore for this course, you can expect 20 hours of participation in clinic practicum-related work per week over 16 weeks which includes but is not limited to: direct exercise-related supervision and assessment; maintenance of client records and data; applying scientific, exercise and clinical content to clinical skills development and to management of individual clients; and working on assignments and/or practical assessment preparation.
Attendance is required at scheduled clinical activities to receive credit for components of the course.
Learning activities will not be available as recordings.
Attendance on campus is required for all clinical appointments and practical skills sessions and assessments.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
Health & Safety
During the course Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the staff responsible for the course and staff-student consultative committees.
At the end of the course students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback.
Your feedback helps to improve the course and its delivery for all students.
The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.
Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.
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If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.
If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.
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In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.
The delivery mode may change depending on COVID restrictions. Any changes will be communicated through Canvas.
Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.