Course Title: Assess client massage needs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: NURS5361C

Course Title: Assess client massage needs

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - 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

Sonny Shoduri

sonny.shoduri@rmit.edu.au

9925 4212

 

 

This unit of competency is co-delivered with:

HLTMSG001

HLTMSG004

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

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

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.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs

Element:

1. Determine scope of client needs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify client expectations
1.2 Provide clear information about scope and limits of
services to be provided
1.3 Collect accurate, relevant and organised health record
and document in a form which can be interpreted readily
by other professionals
1.4 Recognise needs that are beyond scope of own
practice, and make referrals to other health care
professionals as required
1.5 Identify and respond to any barriers to information
gathering and assessment
1.6 Seek client information respectfully and sensitively,
using purposeful, systematic and diplomatic questions
1.7 Manage information in a confidential and secure way

Element:

2. Make a physical assessment

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Advise client about the physical assessment process
and obtain client consent to proceed
2.2 Follow clinical and practitioner hygiene protocols
2.3 Respect client dignity and anticipate potential
sensitivities
2.4 Seek client feedback on comfort levels throughout
assessment process
2.5 Assess client through palpation, observation and
range of motion (ROM) testing
2.6 Identify and respond to contra-indications to massage
treatment
2.7 Accurately document assessment findings

Element:

3. Determine and communicate treatment approach

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Determine treatment needs by integrating findings
from physical assessment, observation and
communication
3.2 Discuss assessment and rationale for treatment with client
3.3 Respond to client enquiries using language the client
understands
3.4 Discuss referral and collaborative options with the
client as required


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

           

 

Develop massage practice                                                                              HLTMSG001/EMPL7096C

Assess client massage needs                                                                          HLTMGS002/NURS5361C

Provide massage treatments                                                       HLTMSG004/SPRT5103C

RMIT Wk

Date

Class & Activities

8

15th Feb

What is massage? & Basic massage strokes

9

22nd  Feb

Getting started with anatomy & Basic massage strokes

10

29th Feb

Endangerment sites, massage strokes & anatomical positions  

11

7th Mar

Types of massage within the health care system & Range of motions

12

14th Mar

Labour Day

13

21rd Mar

Put together a full body massage sequence 1 & History taking

14

28th Mar

Easter Break

15

4th Apr

Physical assessment techniques & Start massage sequence 2

16

11th Apr

Start Massage sequence 2

17

18th Apr

Contra-Indications & Tissue repair

18

25th Apr

ANZAC Day

19

2nd May

Factors and Barrier to massage & Massage sequence 2

20

9th May

Factors and Barrier to massage & Massage sequence 2

21

16th May

Massage sequence 2 preparation for mock assessment

22

23rd May

Massage sequence 2 preparation for mock assessment

23

30th May

Massage sequence 2 preparation for mock assessment

24

6th Jun

Massage sequence 2 final assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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


Assessment Tasks

           

Develop Massage Practice -  HLTMSG001/EMPL7096C

 

 

 

 

 

Massage client fliers: Due 10th  June 2016 & submitted via black board

 

·       Development of goals for your business is the essential first step to provide an understanding of how you will reach your target audience. Once you have developed these goals you will be asked to select 3 target audiences within the community and design a flier for each of these audiences. Write a detailed summary of how the philosophies of massage therapy fit into your target audience and the historical significance of these types of therapies and where they have come from. Your will then create a flier for each target audience, write how you  will be able to help your chosen section of the community, how massage can work alongside other therapies, what are the key messages alongside massage therapy, special consideration and how the client will be able to find you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assess Client Massage Needs -  HLTMSG002/NURS5361C

 

 

 

Clinic skills observation log:  Due 10th June 2016 & submitted to clinic supervisor on due

 

·       During semester 1 you will be required to satisfy the requirements of your observation checklist within the clinical setting.

 

 

 

On-line quiz: Due 10th June 2016 & submitted via black board:

 

·       This quiz will cover content which has been taught over the last 17 weeks and will be available for completion on Blackboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provide Massage Treatments -  HLTMSG004/SPRT5103C

 

 

 

Clinic skills observation log:  Due 10th June 2016 & submitted to clinic supervisor on due

 

·       During semester 1 you will be required to satisfy the requirements of your observation checklist within the clinical setting. During a clinical shift you will be required to assess the needs of a client and follow treatment protocol to satisfy the clients treatment expectations  

 

 

 

Practical assessment:  Due 6th June 2016 & submitted to clinic supervisor on due

 

·       You will be required to complete a full body therapeutic massage within 60 and demonstrate where the endangerment sites are located within the body.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Matrix

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