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Master of Exercise Medicine (Oncology)

Course code J94

Aims to teach advanced theoretical concepts of exercise medicine and, specifically, how these can be applied in the clinical setting with cancer patients and survivors.

The curriculum offers students understanding of the disease processes; various treatments currently being applied (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy), effects of cancer and treatment side-effects in terms of physical structure and function, development of other disease processes (e.g. metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, sarcopenia and osteoporosis), and the psychological impacts of the disease and treatments (e.g. anxiety, depression, fear of recurrence, self-care).

This course provides graduates with specialised knowledge and skills in the principles of health and fitness testing, exercise prescription development and program implementation, as well as understanding current best-practice in exercise medicine for cancer patients and survivors.

The two-week on-site practicum offers students the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in targeted exercise for the management of cancer.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

J94

Fees

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

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Duration

1.5 years 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

J94

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,050

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1.5 years 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

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MMS6501Fundamental Cancer Practice20
EXS6405Physical Activity, Exercise and Cancer20
MMS6503Contemporary Cancer Treatments20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EXS6410Physiological Consequences of Cancer Treatment20
MMS6504Cancer Biology20
MMS6505Psycho-Oncology: The Science of Care20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EXS6415Clinical Exercise Oncology20
EXS6420Current Issues in Exercise Oncology20
EXS6425Exercise Oncology Practical20

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Course notes

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Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate, synthesise and apply physical exercise as a medicine for patient management within interprofessional team environments.
  2. Apply communication skills to collaboratively formulate and implement exercise prescriptions in authentic clinical settings.
  3. Critically evaluate a complex body of exercise oncology knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of assessment and exercise prescription for cancer patients and survivors.
  4. Use high level self management skills to plan and formulate exercise medicine clinical programs within diverse settings.

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.

AUD $32,050 *

* International onshore - 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

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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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