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Exercise Science Practicum (EXS390)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 4
Availability MURDOCH: H-placement, Y-placement
Description Students will be able to experience the requirements of employment in an exercise physiology related workplace during practicum placements. Students will utilise knowledge and skills gained in previous years during supervised practicum in the area of exercise delivery for apparently healthy clients. Communication and professionalism skills will also be developed in this unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes The learning objectives for this unit are:
1. Demonstrate professional and safe behaviour
2. Demonstrate effective communication skills
3. Demonstrate a set level of competence during each practicum placement
4. To critically self-evaluate practicum performance and develop strategies to improve performance over the course of each practicum placement
5. Demonstrate a required level of competence for Exercise Physiology in the area of exercise delivery for apparently healthy clients
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars/workshops: 1 hour per week in Week 1 of Semester 1; Practicum: A minimum of 140 hours to be completed over the duration of this unit.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is developed around student placement in external work environments. While some information will be provided to students through one face-to-face meeting and online resources, the majority of learning experiences will be formed from the practicum placement itself.
Assessment Assessment in this unit will include the completion of a curriculum vitea, two reflective journals (semester one and two) and the completion and documentation of 140 hours of practicum placement.
Furthermore, professional skills will be assessed through continued and prompt contact with the unit coordinators and practicum placement officer.
All feedback in this unit will be provided by the unit coordinators or the practicum placement officer.
Prerequisites EXS103/ CHI225/ EXS225 Principles of Strength and Conditioning and EXS203/ CHI208/ EXS208 Sports and Health Assessment.
Exclusions Student who have successfully completed CHI390 Exercise Science Practicum may not enrol in this unit for credit. Students who are enrolled in EXS309 may not enrol in this unit.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Previously 2013: CHI390
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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