University of Technology Sydney

94922 Metabolic and Renal Conditions

6cp; 2hpw x 12wks (lectures); 3hpw x 10wks (practical); 20hours independent study
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Students completing this subject consolidate and advance their knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the endocrine and immune systems as well as normal and abnormal renal (kidney) and liver function. Students also develop clinical, epidemiological, pathophysiological, and pathomechanical knowledge of metabolic and renal conditions (e.g., diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidaemia and dyslipidaemia, metabolic syndrome, chronic kidney disease, and liver disease, etc). Students expand their practical skills in clinical assessment, exercise selection, prescription, delivery, progression, monitoring, modification, and case management, by adopting evidenced-informed practice and applying scientific knowledge. Students also obtain knowledge into human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and autoimmune diseases and gain an understanding of common barriers to exercise in these populations while developing evidence-based strategies to overcome these barriers. In this subject, students prepare for clinical placement, accreditation, and professional practice using critical thinking and clinical reasoning to deliver optimal outcomes within a person-centred approach.

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