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


Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program.
You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and/or audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic or at a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.
 
Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
 
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.
 
All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  or speak to your Program Coordinator.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date  (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
•         you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension  or speak to your Program Coordinator.
Or:
•         you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than 7 days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  or speak to your Program Coordinator.
 
You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/. All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.
 
Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
 RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
 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.
 Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities 
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
 Credit transfer and RPL
Credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy
 
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  
 
 
Assessment Matrix
The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency and with the performance evidence, knowledge evidence and assessment conditions for each unit.

NATIONAL UNIT CODE : HLTMSG002

NATIONAL UNIT NAME: Assess client massage needs

RMIT CODE: NURS5361C

Co-deliver: HLTMSG001, HLTMSG002, HLTMSG004

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence  

1.      Determine scope of client needs

1.1   Clarify client expectations

Clinic Skills Checklist

Workplace Performance

1.2   Provide clear information about scope and limits of services to be provided

Clinic Skills Checklist

Workplace Performance

1.3   Collect accurate, relevant and organised health record and document in a form which can be interpreted readily by other professionals

Clinic Skills Checklist

Workplace Performance

1.4   Recognise needs that are beyond scope of own practice, and make referrals to other health care professionals as required

Clinic Skills Checklist

Workplace Performance

 

1.5   Identify and respond to any barriers to information gathering and assessment

Clinic Skills Checklist