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October - Dual-Delivery
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This subject comprises 4 modules.
Exercise for the childbearing year comprises the study of the physiology of pregnancy, the impact of vigorous activity on maternal and foetal physiology, post-natal recovery including pelvic floor rehabilitation, exercise prescription, delivery and the evaluation of pre- and post-natal exercise programs.
Exercise for adolescence comprises the physiology of the maturing woman, effect of activity on maturing tissues, exercise prescription delivery and evaluation of exercise programs for adolescents and exercise programming for children.
Exercise for the older woman comprises the study of physiology of ageing tissues including the effects of menopause, the effect of activity on ageing tissues, exercise prescription delivery and evaluation of exercise programs for the elderly. This module also includes the study of bone physiology, the impact of and interaction between hormonal environment and lifestyle factors on bone health, assessment and treatment by exercise of osteopenia and osteoporosis and evaluation of exercise programs for bone health.
Exercise class programming involves study of the practical aspects of group management, leadership, motivation, use of equipment, specialist exercise regimes, use of music and marketing, legal and safety issues.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject, students will be expected to be able to demonstrate the following specific skills:
- Plan, deliver and evaluate appropriate evidence-based group and individual exercise programs for a range of gender-specific clinical presentations.
- Analyse the impact of exercise on normal and altered biomechanics, physiology, and psychology experienced in adolescence, pregnancy, post-partum, menopause, and older adults.
- Identify and explain ethical, legal and safety issues associated with exercise interventions in different clinical populations.
- Critique innovative technologies and resources, including communication technologies, to inform clients and other stakeholders and improve access to and quality of physiotherapy care.
- Identify and apply motivational and marketing principles to exercise programs in different clinical contexts.
- Compare and contrast the roles of the physiotherapist and other professionals in women's exercise, describing strategies for optimal collaboration with clients and relevant others within the team setting.
- Identify and describe pathways to connect clients with community programs and advocate for support services to facilitate ongoing health improvement.
- Identify and assess competing interests of individuals, communities and populations with regards to provision of exercise for women.
On completion of the subject, students are expected to be able to demonstrate the following generic skills:
- An understanding of professional responsibility and ethical principles in relation to individuals and the community, both locally and internationally
- An ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in this area
- An understanding of the significance and value of their knowledge to the wider community
- An appreciation of a team approach to learning
Last updated: 27 July 2023