Course Title: Perform remedial massage health assessment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: SPRT5082C

Course Title: Perform remedial massage health assessment

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
Ph: 9925 4898
bianca.alivizatos@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 200

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:

HLTREM502C Provide Remedial Massage Treatment

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to observe the condition of the client and gather information relevant to the case to enable correct assessment, planning and provision of a remedial massage.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTREM505C Perform remedial massage health assessment

Element:

Determine the scope of the assessment and the client’s needs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Establish the client's purpose for consultation and identify the symptoms experienced
1.2 Determine the client's eligibility for using clinic/personal policies
1.3 Explain the services able to be provided and the limits of available services clearly
1.4 Explore and clarify the client's expectation of the service/clinic
1.5 Identify factors likely to have a negative impact on assessment in consultation with the client and implement strategies to minimise the effects of these factors wherever possible
1.6 Ensure personal abilities, level of professional competence and parameters of role are defined to the client and determine practice and at all times
1.7 Refer client to other health care professionals where the needs of the client are identified as beyond the scope of the services able to be provided, or if in the opinion of the practitioner the needs of the client are best met by doing so
1.8 Identify and promote the legal rights of the client

Element:

Make a comprehensive assessment of the client

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Identify signs of condition according to remedial massage therapy framework
5.2 Elicit specific details of signs and symptoms of the presenting complaint/s
5.3 Assess client through palpation, observation and sensory information gathering techniques
5.4 Conduct physical assessment
5.5 Use other appropriate assessment techniques
5.6 Use questions to clarify results and gain further information in a manner relevant to the client's needs and test results
5.7 Identify contra-indications to treatment
5.8 Conduct functional and special tests and make differential assessment
5.9 Observe and analyse static and dynamic variables of posture

Element:

Manage the health assessment

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Ensure informed client consent is obtained prior to conducting tests, in accordance with relevant legislation and regulations
3.2 Allow adequate time during consultation to gather critical information
3.3 Identify and minimise factors that may interfere with the information gathering process
3.4 Identify, establish and routinely observe essential requirements for the maintenance of clinical and practitioner hygiene
3.5 Anticipate potential sensitivities of the client, adapt approach accordingly to take these into account and take steps to ensure the client's dignity is maintained at all times
3.6 Pursue and investigate abnormal findings in a deliberate, logical and appropriate manner
3.7 Assess reliability of data obtained and establish appropriate clinical correlation with the client's complaint as soon as possible
3.8 Record all information accurately in a systematic manner in accordance with clinic guidelines

Element:

Obtain and record an accurate history of the client

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Seek information from the client for the client’s history in a respectful way with all enquiries asked in a purposeful, systematic and diplomatic manner
2.2 Collect and record accurate, relevant and well organised information in a form which can be interpreted readily by other professionals
2.3 Manage information in a confidential and secure way

Element:

Prepare the client for assessment

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Ensure the client’s body is not unnecessarily exposed during assessment/treatment
4.2 Respect client boundaries at all times
4.3 Seek client feedback on comfort levels


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 - Semester 2 D15J

RMIT WeekDateClass and ActivitiesPre-reading
28

6 Jul

No Class

 
 7 JulSubject Guide and Assessment discussed

Subjective/ Objective Examination

Chap 1 - 3
29

13 Jul

14 Jul

Subjective/ Objective Examination
 
Chap 1 - 3
30

20 Jul

21 Jul

ModalitiesChap 4 - 8
31

27 Jul

28 Jul

Cervical RegionChap 12
323 AugCervical RegionChap 12
 4 AugHistory Taking & Modalities Test 
33

10 Aug

11 Aug

Shoulder RegionChap 15
34

17 Aug

18 Aug

Shoulder RegionChap 15
35

24 Aug

25 Aug

Elbow Region

Revision

Chap 16
36

31 Aug

1 Sep

Mid Semester Break 
37

7 Sep

Practical Exam 1 (with Anatomy) 
 8 SepHead and FaceChap 13
38

14 Sep

15 Sep

Forearm, Wrist & HandChap 16 - 17
39

21 Sep

22 Sep

Thoracic RegionChap 11 & 14
40

28 Sep

29 Sep

Lumbar Spine RegionChap 10
41

5 Oct

6 Oct

Hip and Pelvis RegionChap 10 & 18
4212 OctHip and Pelvis RegionChap 10 & 18
 13 OctLumbo-pelvic Review - Case StudiesChap 10 & 18
43

19 Oct

20 Oct

Thigh and Knee RegionChap 19
44

26 Oct

27 Oct

Lower Leg and Foot RegionChap 20
45

2 Nov

3 Nov

Melbourne Cup Weekend 
469 NovPractical Exam 2 (with Anatomy) 

 

Musculoskeletal Anatomy Semester 2 2015 - D15J

RMIT WeekDateClass and Activities
287 Jul

Subject Guide and Assessments Discussed
 

Introduction to Anatomy

2914 JulCx
3021 JulCx
3128 JulScaupla & GHJ
324 AugScaupla & GHJ
3311 AugBrachium, Forearm, Wrist
3418 AugBrachium, Forearm, Wrist
3525 Aug

Abdomen

Revision

361 SepMid Semester Break
377 SepPractical Exam 1 (with Ax Rx)
 8 SepThoracic and Vertebral Column
3815 SepHip and Pelvis
3922 SepHip and Pelvis
4029 SepKnee Joint and Thigh
416 OctKnee Joint and Thigh
4213 OctLower Leg and Foot
4320 OctLower Leg and Foot
4427 Oct

CNS

Revision

453 NovMelbourne Cup Public Holiday
4610 NovPractical Exam 2 (with Ax Rx)
 10 NovTheory Exam

 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage - Semester 2 - D15F

RMIT WeekDateClass and Activities
288 Jul

History of MLD, the Lymphatic System, contraindications
 

Lymphoedema: Primary & Secondary

2915 JulHealth barriers and the modern world, MS pathology discussion hand techniques
3022 JulOpening re-cap/Arm sequence & On-line written assessment
3129 JulOpening re-cap/Arm sequence
325 AugArm sequence recap & Chest sequence
3312 AugChest sequence re-cap & stomach
3419 AugStomach re-cap & Leg
3526 AugLeg re-cap & full body re-cap
369 SepMid Semester Break
3716 SepPractical Mock Assessment
3823 SepPractical Mock Assessment
3930 SepFinal Practical Assessment

 

Musculoskeletal Pathology

RMIT WeekDateClass and Activities
288 Jul

Subject Overview
 

Session 1 Inflammation – Characteristics of Acute and Chronic Inflammation

2915 JulSession 2 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Head and Neck
3022 JulSession 3 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Head and Neck (continued)
3129 JulSession 4 Musculoskeletal Pathology of Shoulder
325 AugSession 5 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Shoulder (continued)
3312 AugWritten Theory Test 1 
3419 Aug Session 7 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Shoulder (continued) + Elbow & Wrist
3526 Aug Session 8 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Elbow & Wrist
3631 Aug - 6 SepMid Semester break
379 SepSession 9 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Elbow & Wrist + Lower Back & Hip
3823 SepSession 9 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Elbow & Wrist + Lower Back & Hip
3930 SepSession 10 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Lower Back & Hip (continued)
407 OctSession 10 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Lower Back & Hip (continued)
4114 OctWritten Theory Test 2
4221 OctSession 13 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Back & Hip (continued)
4328 Oct

Session 14/15 Musculoskeletal Pathology of the Thigh & Leg
 

Case Study Test: Read & Interpret Medical Reports

444 NovWritten Theory Test 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be expected to utilise a range of recent and appropriate library, electronic, text and other resources.
Students will be provided with resources and tools for leaning in this course through myRMIT.
Readings given in class times and relevant literature as it comes to hand are important in order to maintain an up to date knowledge of the industry.


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 (FMCE)

 

Remedial Massage Assessment & Treatment Tech’s (RM AxRx)
WRITTEN ASSESSMENT:
1. Written History Taking and Modalities test
Pass mark 70% 4th August 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 7th September 2015
3. Practical Case Study Assessment 2 – Forearm, Wrist & Hand, Thoracic, Lumbar, Hip, Pelvis, Thigh & Knee, Lower leg & Foot 9th November 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% 10th November 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 7th September 2015
3. Practical Case Study Assessment 2 10th November 2015
Students must demonstrate competency in each listed assessment task in order to be deemed satisfactory for this course topic.

 

Musculoskeletal Pathology (MS Path)
Three Written Theory Tests:

In order to be deemed as satisfactory for this subject, you will be required to complete three, two hour written theoretical tests and one case study (under test conditions) assessing your essential knowledge and understanding of musculoskeletal pathologies. The dates for each of the written theory tests are outlined below:

All written tests will be in the form of True/False, short answer, labelling diagrams, completing tables etc. They will be closed book tests, done under test conditions, completed in class time. Questions and answers will be from material provided in class and prescribed text book. Tests will be graded at a 70% pass mark required to pass. Below 70% grade will result in a Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS) result for the test. Theory tests 1, 2 & 3 will be graded at a 70% pass mark.

Students must complete the 3 written tests on the theory presented in class. Each written test has a pass rate of 70%. Each of the 3 written tests weighs equally in calculation of the final overall mark for this course.
Week 33 - Theory Test 1: 12th August 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 39 – Practical Test : 30th September 2015

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

  • Weeks 39 - 44 Clinical Practice
  • Week 41 - Theory Test 2: 14th October 2015
  • Week 45 - Theory Test 3: 11th November 2015

In addition, you will also be required to complete one written case study 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 theory test is stated below:
Week 43 – Case Study Test (Read & Interpret Medical Reports): 28th October 2015


Assessment Matrix

National Code: Perform Remedial Massage Health Assessment

  • Remedial Massage Assessment & Treatment (RM AxRx)

Unit: HLTREM505C
National Code: Perform Remedial Massage Health Assessment

Assessment Tasks1/82/33/84/35/9Required KnowledgeRequired SkillsCritical Aspects
Written History Taking & Modalities Test     11, 12, 232 
Practical Case Study Assessment 11.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.84.1, 4.2, 4.35.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.91, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 19, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 33, 341, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 191, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.2, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.3.5
Practical Case Study Assessment 21.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.84.1, 4.2, 4.35.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.91, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 19, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 33, 341, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 191, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.2, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.3.5
Clinic Checklist1.7     207.1
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy II (MSA 2)
  • Musculoskeletal Pathology (MS Path)

Unit: HLTREM505C
National Code: Perform Remedial Massage Health Assessment

Assessment Tasks1/82/33/84/35/9Required KnowledgeRequired SkillsCritical Aspects
Written Theory Test 1    5.1, 5.22, 7, 13, 17, 18, 22, 26,2, 14, 155
Written Theory Test 2    5.1, 5.22, 7, 13, 17, 18, 22, 26,2, 14, 155
Written Theory Test  3    5.1, 5.22, 5, 6, 7, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 26, 27, 28, 292, 14, 155
Case Study Test: Read & Interpret Medical Reports     5, 6, 15, 16, 20, 27, 28 & 2914, 155
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Unit: Provide remedial massage health assessment
National Code: HLTREM505C

Assessment Tasks1/82/33/84/35/9Required KnowledgeRequired SkillsCritical Aspects
MLD theory test     13, 18, 21 1
Practical assessment1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.82.1, 2.2, 2.33.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.84.1, 4.2, 4.35.2, 5.6, 5.73, 4, 8, 12, 13, 23, 33, 341, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16,17,18, 191, 2, 3, 5, 6

 

  • Functional Movement and Corrective Exercises (FMCE)

Unit: Provide remedial massage health assessment
National Code: HLTREM505C

Assessment Tasks1/82/33/84/35/9Required Knowledge (34)Required Skills (12)Critical Aspects of Evidence (7)
FMCE I clinic skills checklist     5  

 

Unit: Provide remedial massage health assessment
National Code: HLTREM505C

Assessment Tasks1/82/33/84/35/9Required KnowledgeRequired SkillsCritical Aspects
Surface Anatomy Practical Test 1  3.44.1, 4.25.36, 19, 21, 334, 8, 9, 121, 2, 3, 4, 5
Surface Anatomy Practical Test 2  3.44.1, 4.25.36, 19, 21, 334, 8, 9, 12 
Written Theory Test     6, 14, 20, 19, 21, 31, 33, 3495

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