Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Aims to teach advanced theoretical concepts of exercise medicine and, specifically, how these can be applied in the clinical setting with cancer patients and survivors. The curriculum offers students understanding of the disease processes; various treatments currently being applied (e.g., surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy), effects of cancer and treatment side-effects in terms of physical structure and function, development of other disease processes (e.g., metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, sarcopenia and osteoporosis), and the psychological impacts of the disease and treatments (e.g., anxiety, depression, fear of recurrence, self care). This course provides graduates with specialised knowledge and skills in the principles of health and fitness testing, exercise prescription development and program implementation, as well as understanding current best-practice in exercise medicine for cancer patients and survivors. The two-week on-site practicum offers students the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in targeted exercise for the management of cancer.
9 Units, 180 Credit Points. Learning Within Existing Workplace Placement.
Standard entry requirements
University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have an AQF Level 7 Bachelors degree in a cognate discipline, or an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline, with equivalents considered.
Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)
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Non-Standard Timetable: Students will be required to participate in a two week on site practical course at ECU Joondalup. This intensive workshop will run from Monday to Friday.