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Graduate Diploma of Exercise Medicine (Oncology)

Course code J95

Aims to address advanced theoretical concepts of exercise medicine for cancer survivorship, focused on application of research and clinical knowledge in cancer patients and survivors.

The course offers students an opportunity to enable up-skilling in cancer practice, physical activity and exercise in cancer patients, cancer treatments, the biological processes of cancer, principles of assessment and exercise prescription in cancer populations, the psychological impacts of cancer and treatments, or understanding current best-practice in exercise medicine for cancer patients and survivors.

This course provides graduates with flexibility to obtain specialised knowledge and skills for the use of exercise in the management of the growing population of cancer patients and survivors.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

J95

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $21,000

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Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J95

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

This course is not offered for study on-campus to international students with a student visa.

Course Structure

Choose any six (6) units from:

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MMS6501 ^Fundamental Cancer Practice20
EXS6405 ^Physical Activity, Exercise and Cancer20
MMS6503 ^Contemporary Cancer Treatments20
EXS6410 ^Physiological Consequences of Cancer Treatment20
MMS6504 ^Cancer Biology20
MMS6505 ^Psycho-Oncology: The Science of Care20
EXS6415 ^Clinical Exercise Oncology20
EXS6420 ^Current Issues in Exercise Oncology20

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply high-level independent judgement when analysing and evaluating complex cancer concepts within interprofessional team environments.
  2. Communicate specialised cancer knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of audiences.
  3. Demonstrate responsibility to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate cancer theories, methodologies and contemporary practice.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $21,000 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be well-placed to contribute to the growing demands of using exercise to contribute to cancer management and survivorship care.

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