Course Title: HLTREM502C PrvdRemMassageTrmnt

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: SPRT5079C

Course Title: HLTREM502C PrvdRemMassageTrmnt

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5207 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email: joshua.davies@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bianca Alivizatos 9925 4898

bianca.alivizatos@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 240

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This course is delivered concurrently with the following course:

HLTREM505C Provide Remedial Massage Health Assessment

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to administer client remedial massage treatment according to the philosophy and practices of a remedial massage framework.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTREM502C Provide remedial massage treatment

Element:

1. Manage treatment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Explain factors which may interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment

1.2 Explain mode of administration and management of the treatment to the client

1.3 Request client to monitor reactions and contact practitioner as required

1.4 Ensure consent for treatment

1.5 Drape client to expose only the part of the body being worked on

1.6 Provide massage according to the treatment plan

1.7 Recognise reactions to treatment and promptly if necessary

1.8 Explain time, location and content of future sessions clearly to the client
 

Element:

2. Apply remedial massage techniques

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Apply massage techniques

2.2 Apply remedial massage techniques to achieve specific therapeutic outcome

Element:

3. Advise and resource the client

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Educate the client in relevant and practical techniques for promotion and maintenance of optimum health

3.2 Answer client queries with clarity, using the appropriate language

3.3 Use honesty and integrity when explaining treatment plans and recommendations to the client

3.4 Use appropriate interpersonal skills when explaining treatment plans and recommendations to the client

3.5 Promote client independence and responsibility in treatment wherever possible

Element:

4. Review treatment

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Evaluate progress with the client

4.2 Identify and record effects of previous treatment

4.3 Review previous treatment plan

4.4 Evaluate need for ongoing and/or additional treatment

4.5 Negotiate changes to the plan with the client to ensure optimal outcomes


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT at www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub.
A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as:

  • Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
  • Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning
  • Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a valuable part of your learning experience
  • Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
  • Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course and debate and discuss ideas
  • Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health information
  • Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
  • To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform
  • It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice assessment, treatment and palpation techniques


Teaching Schedule

Remedial Massage Ax Rx 2015 (D15F)

RMIT WeekDateClass and ActivitiesPre-Reading
79 Feb No Class, Orientation 
10 Feb Subject Guide and Assessments Discussed
 Subjective/Objective Examination
Chapter 1-3
816 Feb Subjective/Objective Examination Chapter 1-3
17 Feb
923 Feb Modalities Chapter 4-8
24 Feb
102 Mar Cervical Region Chapter 12
3 Mar
119 Mar Labour Day 
10 Mar History Taking & Modalities Test 
1216 Mar Cervical RegionChapter 12
17 Mar Shoulder Region 
1323 Mar Shoulder Region Chapter 15
24 Mar
1430 Mar Shoulder and Elbow Region Chapter 15 & 16
31 Mar Elbow Region Chapter 16
156 Apr Mid Semester Break 
7 Apr
1613 Apr Practical Exam 1 
14 Apr Head and Face Chapter 13
1720 Apr Forearm, Wrist & Hand Chapter 16 & 17
21 Apr
1827 Apr Thoracic Region Chapter 11 & 14
28 Apr
194 May Lumbar Spine Region Chapter 10
5 May
2011 May Hip and Pelvis Region Chapters 10 & 18
12 May
2118 May Hip and Pelvis Region Chapter 10 & 18
19 May Lumbo-pelvic Review - Case Studies
2225 May Thigh and Knee Region Chapter 19
26 May
231 Jun Lower Leg and Foot Region Chapter 20
2 Jun
248 Jun Queens Birthday 
9 Jun Practical Exam 2
2515 Jun No class 

 

Remedial Massage Ax Rx 2015 (D15F)  

RMIT WeekDateClass and Activities Pre-Reading
710 FebSubject Guide and Assessments Discussed
Introduction to Anatomy
 
817 Feb Cx 
924 Feb Cx 
103 Mar Scaupla & GHJ 
1110 Mar Scapula & GHJ 
1217 Mar Brachium, Forearm, Wrist 
1324 Mar Brachium, Forearm, Wrist 
1431 Mar Abdomen
 Revision
 
157 Apr Mid Semester Break 
1613 Apr Practical Exam 1 (with Ax Rx) 
14 Apr Thoracic and Vertebral Column
1721 Apr Hip and Pelvis 
1828 Apr Hip and Pelvis 
195 May Knee Joint and Thigh 
2012 May Knee Joint and Thigh 
2119 May Lower Leg and Foot 
2226 May Lower Leg and Foot 
232 Jun CNS
 Revision
 
249 Jun Practical Exam 2 (with Ax Rx) 
2516 Jun Theory Exam 

 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) (D14J)
RMIT WeekDateClass and Activities
711th FebHistory of MLD, the Lymphatic System, contraindications|
Lymphoedema: Primary & Secondary
818th FebWritten assessment: Health barriers and the modern world, MS pathology discussion hand techniques
925th FebOpening sequence
104th MarchOpening re-cap & Arm sequence
1112th MarchArm sequence recap & Chest sequence
1218th MarchChest sequence re-cap & stomach
1325th MarchStomach re-cap & Leg
141st AprilLeg re-cap & full body re-cap
158th AprilMid Semester Break
1615th AprilPractical Mock Assessment
1722nd AprilFinal Assessment

 

Week  DateFMCE 1 (D14J)
1830th AprilSubject Overview|
Session 1 Stretch physiology
197th MaySession 2 Types of stretching
2014th MaySession 3 Posture and ergonomics
2121st MaySession 4 Cx & Tx
2228th MaySession 5 Tx, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand
234th JuneSession 7 Hip & pelvis
2411th JuneSession 8 Thigh & lower leg
2518tNo Class - RM AxRx Exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course forms part of the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Assessment is typically based around written and/or online tests, assignments, reflective journals, evidence portfolio’s, logbooks and/or practical demonstrations.
Assessment may also take place in a simulated work situation such as a supervised student clinic.
Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
Assessment is undertaken through successful completion of all assessment activities and classroom, project & industry participation.
Assessments are spaced across the duration of the course, in order for your teacher to provide you with progressive feedback.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An RMIT assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document, the Assessment policies and procedures manual (http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc).
 


Assessment Tasks

This cluster is made up of the following course topics:

  • Remedial Massage Assessment & Treatment Tech’s (RM AxRx)
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy II (MSA 2)
  • Musculoskeletal Pathology (MS Path)
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  • Functional Movement & Corrective Exercise I (FMCE I)

Remedial Massage Assessment & Treatment Tech’s (RM AxRx)

WRITTEN ASSESSMENT:

1. Written History Taking and Modalities test
Pass mark 70% 10th March 2015|

PRACTICAL TESTS:
There will be 2 Practical Assessments to assess your ability to apply the skills and knowledge delivered in class and outlined in the course notes.
2. Practical Case Study Assessment 1 - Cervical, Shoulder and Elbow 13th April 2015
3. Practical Case Study Assessment 2 - Forearm, Wrist & Hand, Thoracic, Lumbar, Hip, Pelvis, Thigh & Knee, Lower leg & Foot 15th June 2015

CLINICAL PRACTICE:
4. There will be aspects of this cluster of units that needs to be demonstrated within your clinical practice. See clinic checklist.
Students must demonstrate competency in each listed assessment task in order to be deemed satisfactory for this course topic.

Musculoskeletal Anatomy II (MSA 2)

WRITTEN ASSESSMENT:
1. Written Theory Test - This test will assess knowledge on Anatomy including but not limited to attachments, actions, interrelationship between muscles and regions.
You will have 90 minutes to complete this exam. It will include a range of True & False, Multiple choice, label the diagram and short answer questions.
Pass mark 70% 16th June 2015

PRACTICAL TESTS:

There will be 2 Practical Assessments to assess your ability to apply the skills and knowledge delivered in class. This exam will be conducted in conjunction with the Assessment and Treatment exam.
2. Practical Case Study Assessment 1 13th April 2015
3. Practical Case Study Assessment 2 9th June 2015
Students must demonstrate competency in each listed assessment task in order to be deemed satisfactory for this course topic.

Musculoskeletal Pathology (MS Path)

In order to be deemed as satisfactory for this subject, you will be required to complete three, two hour written theoretical tests assessing your essential knowledge of musculoskeletal pathologies. The dates for each written theory test are outlined below:

  • Week 12 - Theory Test 1: 18th March 2015
  • Week 19 - Theory Test 2: 13th May 2015
  • Week 23 - Theory Test 3: 17th June 2015 One Online Theory Test:
    In addition, you will also be required to complete one online theory test which will assess your understanding of specific essential knowledge related to musculoskeletal pathologies. The pass mark for this assessment task is 100%. The date for this online theory test is stated below
  • Week 21 - Online Theory Test: 3rd June 2015

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
In order to be deemed satisfactory you will need to perform client assessment history form and perform a full bodied 90min Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) treatment, incorporating the techniques and sequences taught in class.

  • Week 17 - Practical Test : 22 April 2015.

Functional Movement & Corrective Exercise I (FMCE 1)
In order to be deemed satisfactory you will need to demonstrate various tasks learnt within this course topic, within your clinical practice. See clinic checklist. 

  •  Weeks 17 - 23 - Clinical Practice: 4th May 2015 to 3rd June 2015

                                         


Assessment Matrix

Unit: HLTREM502C

National Code: Provide Remedial Massage Treatment

  • Remedial Massage Assessment & Treatment Tech’s (RM AxRx)
     
Unit: HLTREM502C
National Code: Provide Remedial Massage Treatment
Assessment TasksElements/PCsRequired KnowledgeRequired SkillsCritical Aspects
 1/92/2  3/5 4/5
Written History Taking & Modalities Test 1.1   5, 6, 11 3 
Practical Case Study
Assessment 1
1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.92.1, 2.23.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 15, 16, 171, 2, 3, 4, 5.1-5.18, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Practical Case Study
Assessment 2
1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.92.1, 2.23.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 15, 16, 171, 2, 3, 4, 5.1-5.18, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Clinic Checklist      8, 19 7.1
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy II (MSA 2)
Unit: HLTREM502C
National Code: Provide Remedial Massage Treatment
Assessment TasksElements/PCs
 
Required KnowledgeRequired SkillsCritical Aspects
1/92/23/54/5
Surface Anatomy Practical Test 11.5   97, 10, 11, 131, 2, 3, 4, 5
Surface Anatomy Practical Test 21.5   97, 10, 11, 131, 2, 3, 4, 5
Written Theory Test    3, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17 5
  • Musculoskeletal Pathology (MS Path)
Unit: HLTREM502C
National Code: Provide Remedial Massage Treatment
Assessment Tasks
Elements/PCsRequired KnowledgeRequired SkillsCritical Aspects
1/92/23/54/5
Test 11.2   6, 7, 8, 163, 5.1, 111, 5
Test 2    6, 7, 8, 16 1, 5
Test 3    6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16 1, 5
Online Theory Test    10.3, 10.4, 10.7, 13, 14.1, 14.2 & 14.5 1, 5
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Unit: HLTREM502C
National Code: Provide Remedial Massage Treatment
Assessment TasksElements/PCsRequired KnowledgeRequired SkillsCritical Aspects
1/92/23/54/5
MLD theory test    4, 5, 6, 10.5, 11, 14.1, 14.3, 14.4 5
Practical assessment1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6,2.1, 2.23.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.51, 2, 5.7,12,14, 15, 16, 171, 2, 3, 7.2 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8
  •  Functional Movement & Corrective Exercise I (FMCE I)
Assessment TaskElements/ PCsRequired Knowledge (17)Required Skills (19)Critical aspects of evidence (7)
1/92/23/54/5
FMCE I clinic skills checklist 2.13.1  5.143

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