Cancer Rehabilitation I : Exercise and Survivorship
10 cp Prerequisites NIL Teaching Organisation
Cancer and cancer treatment has many effects on the body. Clinicians need to understand these effects and how exercise modifies these processes in order to develop effective interventions. In this unit you will develop advanced theoretical knowledge of physiological adaptations, and the applications of exercise prescription skills for cancer rehabilitation. The unit presents the most common cancers encountered in the clinical setting. The process of the patient journey from risk factors, to diagnosis, to treatment and recovery will be explained. The role of exercise throughout the cancer journey will be explored. This unit incorporates the application of advanced concepts of exercise testing and prescription to enhance wellbeing as part of exercise rehabilitation. Finally, this unit integrates the use of current research, critical thinking and the interpretation of that research to inform evidence-based practice in program development.