This unit assumes that you have comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and basic physiology. You should compare your knowledge against the “Assumed Knowledge” description on ilearn. If you do not have adequate knowledge in this area we have listed a number of resources on ilearn to help you revise and perform well in this unit.
Textbooks and Readings
The following exercise physiology text is strongly recommended, however if you have a similar text from previous studies that is fine. Copies will be held in library reserve.
Powers SK and Howley ET (2015) Exercise physiology: Theory and application to Fitness and Performance (10th Edition) New York: McGraw Hill
Other useful texts include:
Haff G. Gregory and Triplett N. Travis (2016) Essentials of strength training and conditioning: National Strength and Conditioning Association (4th Edition) Champaign: Human Kinetics
Recommendations about specific readings from these and other resources (such as research papers, books, websites and videos) will be listed on iLearn.
Technology and equipment
Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including iPads, internet connection and multiple LCD screens. Students will use a range of physiotherapy specific equipment typically used in the assessment and management of people with a range of health conditions.
To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information & at times to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.
Consultation with staff: all staff will be available for individual consultations, please see iLearn site for information on staff availability for consultation.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit will have a 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial every week. Lectures will provide foundation knowledge and also use large group demonstrations and discussion, enabling students to use tutorial time efficiently to practice testing and prescribing exercise for a wide range of impairments and scenarios. The teaching approach will be based on students developing a deep understanding of principles and ability to independently solve problems with the expectation that students can then translate this knowledge to different scenarios (e.g. different parts of the body with similar problems).
All lectures and tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. You may make a request to your tutor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances. In most cases lectures are recorded; however, attendance is expected at both lectures and tutorials, as this is where the majority of learning occurs. Failure to attend may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their tutor by email to inform tutors if they are going to be absent. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/.
This unit's iLearn site will provide weekly resources for students, including:
- lecture notes
- tutorial worksheets
- preparation and consolidation material
- other teaching resources
- assessment details