Overview

This 5-day course aims to equip physiotherapists with principles in clinical exercise physiology to understand the impact of exercise or activity on the human physiological system. For the effective management and prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through modifications of exercise, lifestyle, and behaviours.

This course aims to build on the understanding of exercise physiology and clinical exercise prescription knowledge acquired from the entry-level physiotherapy training and is appropriate for early-career physiotherapists with two (2) to three (3) years of post-registration experience. It will enrich the application of the current concepts to the assessment and management of non-communicable diseases.

The course helps to deepen the understanding of physiological responses to exercise in individuals who exercise regularly and those who do not. With the programme designed specifically for adult learners, the learning of in-depth and clinically relevant topics is achieved through the blended learning approach via self-directed learning (SDL), flipped classroom, team-based learning (TBL), problem-based learning (PBL), discussion seminar and practicum.  The course will include an analysis and critical appraisal of the supporting theory and available evidence along with clinical reasoning for practical application of assessment and management techniques in the management of patients with NCDs and other co-morbidities.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

At the end of the course, you should be able to:
  1. Understand the cardiovascular and common chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the process of rehabilitation.
  2. Describe, assess, interpret, and analyse common exercise assessment methodologies.
  3. Synthesise assessment data using suggested clinical reasoning, decision-making model, and evidence-based practice to establish clinical exercise prescription.
  4. Make informed decision based on the evaluation of effectiveness, safety, precautions, and contraindications of the exercise prescription plan for the individuals with NCDs.
  5. Prescribe exercise safely and competently for the individuals with NCDs.
In specifics, you will explore the following topics:
  • Cellular energetics and systems coupling
  • Acute physiological responses to aerobic and anaerobic exercises
  • Exercise assessment and interpretation, including clinic- and field-based testing strategies, such as cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Exercise training principles and prescription (aerobic and resistance training)
  • Risk stratification and exercise modifications
  • Concepts of strength training such as endurance, power and strength; loading, injuries and injury management
  • ECG reading and interpretation
  • Long-term physiological adaptations
  • Exercise, pain and neural pathways
  • Monitoring and responding to adverse events during exercise
  • Age-related changes and gender differences of the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary system
  • Exercise as a preventive strategy for non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Training programme development

Who Should Attend

Physiotherapists who envisage to become Clinical Exercise Physiotherapist.

Prerequisites

AHPC-(Full) Registered Physiotherapists with at least 2 years of clinical experience

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course

Schedule

Day 1 Schedule (16 August 2022)
Time Activities/Topics
9:00 am Welcome and Registration
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Exercise assessment and interpretation – cardiopulmonary exercise testing (Problem-based learning and practicum)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Exercise assessment and interpretation – field-based tests and strength tests (Problem-based learning and practicum)
5:00 pm Q&A - debrief
6:00 pm  End of Day

Day 2 Schedule (17 August 2022)
Time Activities/Topics
9:00 am Welcome and Registration
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Exercise training principles and prescription – aerobic training (Problem-based learning and practicum)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Exercise training principles and prescription – resistance training (Problem-based learning and practicum)
5:00 pm Q&A - debrief
6:00 pm End of Day

Day 3 Schedule (18 August 2022)
Time Activities/Topics
9:00 am Attendance
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Risk stratification and exercise modifications (Team-based learning)
  • Strength, loading, injuries, and injury management (Seminar, discussion, and practicum)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Monitoring and responding to exercise (and adverse events) (Team-based learning, and practicum)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Q&A - debrief
6:00 pm End of Day

Day 4 Schedule (23 August 2022)
Time Activities/Topics
9:00 am Attendance
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Case study and group discussion (Case-based learning)
  • Case Study 1 (Single NCD)
  • Case Study 2 (Mixed NCDs)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Case study and group discussion (Case-based learning)
  • Case Study 3 (mixed NCDs with barriers to exercise)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Q&A - debrief
6:00 pm End of Day

Day 5 Schedule (24 August 2022)
Time Activities/Topics
9:00 am Attendance
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Practicum assessment
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm Practicum assessment

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder
$4,815.00 $1,444.50
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $4,815.00 $544.50
Non-Singaporeans $4,815.00 Not Eligible
 
Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident or LTVP+ Holder
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 16 Aug 2022 (Tue) to
24 Aug 2022 (Wed)
Registration Closing on: 26 Jul 2022
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