Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4208 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 90

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Priya Atkinson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4212

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Course Description

This unit of competency describes a detailed level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to confirm physical health status. Participants will develop an understanding of the structure and function of all major body systems, including associated pathologies.
Students will study the skills and knowledge required to confirm physical health status:
    ⁃    Through participation in the student Remedial Massage Clinic and simulated workplace environments
    ⁃    In classroom discussions
    ⁃    Via the internet  
& through
    ⁃    ICT Access to RMIT Online Materials regularly posted by course staff.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit is delivered concurrently in the following subjects:
- Anatomy
- Physiology for Remedial Massage
- Systemic Pathology for Remedial Massage
- Musculoskeletal Pathology for Remedial Massage

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status


1.    Obtain information about physical health status 

2.    Check physical health status 

3.    Identify variations from normal physical health status 

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Relevant concepts will be explored through prescribed e-learning activities, assessment work, & practical application of key skills and knowledge.  The assessee must provide evidence of application of relevant essential knowledge as well as skills, and consistency of performance should be demonstrated over the required range of situations relevant to the Remedial Massage clinical environment.  Achieving competency in each assessment is required to achieve competency for the unit.