Course Title: Assess client massage needs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5357 Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Title: Assess client massage needs

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 150

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS5361C

City Campus

TAFE

155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016

NURS5361C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2017

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

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



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather client information, make a physical assessment of the body and determine massage treatment options. This unit applies to massage therapists providing general health maintenance treatments. It does not include remedial massage assessment techniques. This unit applies to massage therapists.
 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The unit of competency is co-delivered with the following units of competency HLTMSG001 and HLTMSG004.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs

Elements:

1. Determine scope of client needs

2. Make a physical assessment

3. Determine and communicate treatment approach


Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks


The tasks to be assessed within this unit replicate the necessary skills and knowledge required to assess client massage needs within the industry. The assessment tasks for this unit of competency include the following:

1. Clinic Skills Checklist

2. Referral Letter

3. Theoretical and Practical Exams