Graduate Diploma of Exercise Medicine (Oncology)
Become an advocate of exercise in cancer care
Up-skill in the theoretical concepts of exercise for cancer survivorship, focusing on applying research and clinical knowledge in patients and survivors. Cover principles of assessment, exercise prescription, psychological impacts of cancer and more.
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At the end of the program, students of the Graduate Diploma of Exercise Medicine (Oncology) can:
- apply high-level independent judgement when analysing and evaluating complex cancer concepts within interprofessional team environments
- communicate specialised cancer knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of audiences
- demonstrate responsibility to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate cancer theories, methodologies and contemporary practice.
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.
All applicants are required to have an AQF Level 7 Bachelors degree in a cognate discipline or have completed a Graduate Certificate of Exercise Medicine (Oncology), with equivalents considered.
English Proficiency Requirements
English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
- Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
- Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
- Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
- Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.
If you're applying for a course and have previous study or professional experience, you may be eligible for what we call 'advanced standing'.
For more information and to apply please go to https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/course-entry/advanced-standing
This course 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.
Students are required to complete six units from the list below;
- MMS6501 Fundamental Cancer Practice
- EXS6405 Physical Activity, Exercise and Cancer
- MMS6503 Contemporary Cancer Treatments
- EXS6410 Physiological Consequences of Cancer Treatment
- MMS6504 Cancer Biology
- MMS6505 Psycho-Oncology: The Science of Care
- EXS6415 Clinical Exercise Oncology
- EXS6420 Current Issues in Exercise Oncology