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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (EXS501)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: T1-internal
Description This unit will provide the student with an advanced understanding of cardiopulmonary assessment and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation techniques. The student will be provided advanced information concerning a cardiopulmonary disease and conditions that limit physical function. The learner will be provided with the necessary skills to devise a rehabilitation program for a range of individuals with cardiopulmonary disorders.
Unit Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
1. Understand cardiovascular disease and its effect on health and fitness
2. Understand pulmonary diseases and its effect on health and fitness
3. Developing competent skills the interpretation of an electrocardiogram
4. Understand the need for physical activity in terms of cardiovascular risk
5. Understand the benefits of a structured exercise program in individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease and for individuals whom already suffer from cardiovascular disease.
6. Understand common dilemmas associated with testing of clinical, healthy, and post-operative patients.
7. Understanding age related changes in cognition and the associated factors involved.
8. Understanding the influence of exercise on age related decline in cognitive function.
9. Develop adequate skills in the preparation and recording of a 12 lead Electrocardiogram.
10. Develop necessary skills in assessing risk prior to exercise testing.
11. Develop competent skills in blood pressure recording and interpretation.
12. Develop the necessary skills to complete exercise testing in a clinical population.
13. Develop and understanding of clinical signs for test termination and appropriate responses.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours; laboratories/workshops: 2 hours.
Unit Learning Experiences Content for this unit will be delivered in face-to-face lectures and laboratory sessions and through online course materials. Lectures and online materials will be used to introduce students to the theoretical concepts within the areas of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disorders, ECG analysis and interpretation and Alzheimer's disease. Laboratory sessions will be used to strengthen theoretical concepts through hands-on learning and group based problem solving.
Assessment Assessment in this Unit comprises:
1. 5x ECG Quizzes;
2. Oral exam addressing content specific case studies and multiple online quizzes (must score 80% or greater on Quizzes before progressing to Oral Examination)
3. ECG Final exam [short answer, multiple choice and extended answer]
4. Practical exam [Laboratory content]
Prerequisites Enrolment in G1073 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology or B1336 BSc/GradDipClinExPhys OR B1349 BSportExSc/ GradDipClinExPhys and completion of years 1-3.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed CHI552/EXS522 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2016: EXS401
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSportExSc)+(GradDipClinExPhys) [New in 2018]
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology (GradDipClinExPhys) [New in 2016]
Master of Exercise Science (Research) (MExSc(Res))
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.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Jeremiah Peiffer
Dean Graduate Studies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7603
e: Jeremiah.Peiffer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.2.025 - Building 440, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: T1-Internal
Associate Professor Jeremiah Peiffer
Dean Graduate Studies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7603
e: Jeremiah.Peiffer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.2.025 - Building 440, Murdoch Campus
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