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SPEX380 Special Topic: Exercise and Cancer Rehabilitation

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An introduction to the effects cancer has on physiological systems relevant to exercise programming. Students will also be introduced to exercise testing and exercise prescription for individuals with cancer.

Paper title Special Topic: Exercise and Cancer Rehabilitation
Paper code SPEX380
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,110.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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SPEX 310
Recommended Preparation
BIOC 192 or any 200-level PHSL paper
Schedule C

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Lynnette Jones


Textbooks to be confirmed

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Disciplinary knowledge, Research, Communication, Ethics, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to

  • Discuss cancer development and the effects of treatment that may impact on exercise capacity and programming for the cancer survivor
  • Identify risks and benefits of exercise for cancer survivors at all stages of the cancer continuum
  • Develop and administer exercise programmes specific to an individual’s cancer diagnosis, treatment and current recovery status survivors in context of current exercise guidelines
  • Critically examine research in the field of Exercise Oncology

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Not offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system