Course Title: Assess client massage needs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs of the 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

 

Musculoskeletal Anatomy 1 - 2016 Sem 2

RMIT week

Date

Class Topics and Assessments

28

8-Jul

Introduction to Anatomy - Navigating the Body:

Regions of the body, planes of movement, directions and positions, movements of the body, the skeletal system, the muscular system, fascial system & types of joints

29

15-Jul

Bones of the Pelvis & Thigh

30

22-Jul

Quadriceps, Hamstrings & Adductor Magnus and Longus

31

29-Jul

Psoas, Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius & Piriformis

32

5-Aug

Practical Assessment 1

33

12-Aug

Bones of the Leg & Foot

34

19-Aug

Tibialis Anterior, Peroneus Longus, Peroneus Brevis, Gastrocnemius and Soleus

35

26-Aug

Bones of the Spine & Thorax

Rectus Abdominis, Quadratus Lumborum & Erector Spinae

36

2-Sep

Mid Semester Break

37

9-Sep

Practical Assessment 2

38

16-Sep

Bones of the Shoulder

39

23-Sep

Trapezius, Levator Scapulae, Rotator Cuff, Rhomboids Major & Minor

40

30-Sep

Grand Final Day

41

7-Oct

Latissimus Dorsi, Teres Major, Pectoralis Major, Pectoralis Minor, Deltoids, Biceps Brachii & Triceps Brachii

42

14-Oct

Practical Assessment 3

43

21-Oct

Bones of the Head, neck & face, Temporalis, Masseter, Frontalis, Sternocleidomastoid

44

28-Oct

Bones of the Forearm & Hand

45

4-Nov

Brachioradialis, Extensor Carpi Radialis, Supinator, Flexor Carpi Radialus, Flexor Carpi Ulnaris, Palmaris Longus & Pronator Teres

46

11-Nov

Practical Assessment 4

 

 Massage Teaching Schedule

Develop massage practice           HLTMSG001/EMPL7096C

Assess client massage needs      HLTMGS002/NURS5361C

Provide massage treatments       HLTMSG004/SPRT5103C

RMIT Wk

Date

Class & Activities

29

11th July

What is massage? & Basic massage strokes

30

18th July

Getting started with anatomy & Basic massage strokes

31

25th July

Endangerment sites, massage strokes & anatomical positions

32

1st Aug

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

33

8th Aug

Basic massage strokes & posture

34

15th Aug

Seated chair & Sports massage

35

22nd Aug

Seated chair & Sports massage

36

29th Aug

Mid semester break

37

5th Sep

Seated chair & Sports massage

38

12th Sep

History taking & Full Therapeutic Sequence

39

19th Sep

Full Therapeutic Sequence

40

26th Sep

Full Therapeutic Sequence

41

3rd Oct

Full Therapeutic Sequence

42

10th Oct

Full Therapeutic Sequence

43

17th Oct

Full Therapeutic Sequence

44

24th Oct

Full Therapeutic Sequence – Mock Assessment

45

31st Oct

Melbourne Cup - No Class

46

7th Nov

Therapeutic sequence 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

1. Massage client flyers: Due 24th October 2016 & submitted via Turnitin

  • 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 flyer 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.
  • 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.

 

2. Written Assignment: Due 4th November 2016 & submitted via Turnitin

  • This assignment will cover musculoskeletal pathologies, indications and contra-indications for massage, joints and descriptions of various conditions.

 

3. Practical Massage assessments:  Due 7th November 2016

 You will be required to complete a full body therapeutic massage sequence as well as a sports massage treatment.

4. Practical Musculoskeletal Assessments x 4

  • Each practical assessment will assess a region at a time which you will be required to demonstrate the following:

    Practical assessment (1):  Pelvis & Thigh  on 5th August 2016

    Practical assessment (2):  Lower leg & Thorax on 9th September 2016

    Practical assessment (3):  Shoulder & Neck on 14th October

    Practical assessment (4):  Head & Forearms on 11th November

5. Clinic skills observation log:  Due 4th November 2016 & submitted to clinic supervisor on due

  • 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  

You need to be deemed satisfactory in ALL assessment tasks in order to achieve competency for these units.

In addition, students need to complete 80 hours of massage client consultation work and performed at least 40 massage assessments.


Assessment Matrix

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

Interview/ Verbal Questioning

Self-Reflections

Assignment/ Project

Case Study or Role Play

Third Party Verification

Workplace Performance

Research or Report

Portfolio of Evidence

Written Tasks

 

 

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  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

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

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

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  Observation Log

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  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

 

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

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

 

1.6   Seek client information respectfully and sensitively, using purposeful, systematic and diplomatic questions

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

 

1.7   Manage information in a confidential and secure way

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  1. Make a physical assessment

2.1.Advise client about the physical assessment process and obtain client consent to proceed

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

2.2.Follow clinical and practitioner hygiene protocols

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

2.3.Respect client dignity and anticipate potential sensitivities

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

2.4.Seek client feedback on comfort levels through assessment process

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

 

2.5.Assess client through palpation, observation and range of motion (ROM) testing

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

 

2.6.Identify and respond to

contra-indications to massage treatment

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

 

2.7.Accurately document assessment findings

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  1. Determine and communicate treatment approach

3.1   Determine treatment needs by integrating findings from physical assessment, observation and communication

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

3.2   Discuss assessment and rationale for treatment with the client

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

3.3   Respond to client enquiries using language the client understands

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

3.4   Discuss referral and collaborative option with the client as required

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

Critical Aspects of Assessment

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated clinical environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

 

 

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
  • client information – case history
  • private consultation area
  • adjustable height massage table
  • towels/sheets for draping
  • oils/balms
  • hot/cold packs
  • bolsters

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  • modelling of industry operating conditions, including provision of services to the general public

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  • clinic supervision by a person who meets the assessor requirements outlined below for at least 60 of the 80 hours of client consultation work

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

In addition, assessors must:

  • have current clinical experience working as a massage therapist providing services to the general public
  • hold practising membership of an Australian professional body that represents massage therapists
  • fulfil the continuing professional development requirements of the professional body to which they belong

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

Performance Evidence  

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  • performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 80 hours of massage client consultation work

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  • prepared for and managed at least 40 massage assessments - clients must include males and females from different stages of life with varied presentations

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  • completed physical assessments using palpation, observation and active, passive and resisted ROM testing

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  • interacted effectively with clients:
  • clearly articulated information about services, treatment options and rationale
  • engaged clients in decision making

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

KnowledgeEvidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

 

 

  • legal and ethical considerations (national and state/territory) for client assessment:
  • codes of conduct
  • duty of care
  • informed consent
  • mandatory reporting
  • practitioner/client boundaries
  • privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
  • records management
  • working role boundaries
  • working within scope of practice
  • presenting symptoms that require referral to a medical practitioner
  • work health and safety

Clinic Skills  Observation Log & Knowledge and Skills Assessment

Workplace Performance/ Written Task

  • referral options for massage practitioners, including:
  • professional health services including complementary health modalities
  • community resources and support services

 

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

 

Workplace Performance

 

  • factors and barriers that may impact on massage assessment:
  • physical
  • psychological
  • cultural

Clinic Skills  Observation Log & Knowledge and Skills Assessment

Workplace Performance/ Written Task

  • factors that affect individual health status:
  • age
  • gender
  • constitution
  • lifestyle
  • diet
  • personal and medical history
  • values and attitudes
  • balance of rest and activity
  • physical environment
  • social environment

Clinic Skills  Observation Log & Knowledge and Skills Assessment

Workplace Performance/ Written Task

  • client information required prior to physical assessment, including:
  • case history
  • client expectations

 

 

 

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

 

 

 

Workplace Performance

 

 

 

 

  • considerations for performing physical massage assessments:
  • environment
  • equipment
  • client privacy
  • client instructions

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  • physical assessment techniques, how and when they are used, including:
  • postural assessment
  • range of motion (active, passive and resisted)
  • palpation

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  • contraindications to treatment and possible indications for referral, including:
  • protracted pain or pain which is non re-producible or neural in origin
  • fatigue
  • circulatory disorders
  • inflammation
  • lumps and tissue changes
  • rashes and changes in the skin
  • oedema
  • mood alterations
  • infection
  • changes in habits such as appetite elimination or sleep
  • bleeding and bruising
  • nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • temperature-hot or cold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written Tasks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • major muscle anatomy, including:
  • surface anatomy
  • origin and insertion
  • palpable bony landmarks
  • reciprocal inhibition, antagonist/agonist, synergists
  • actions including individual actions, planes and synergistic groups of the following muscles:
  • temporalis
  • masseter
  • frontalis
  • sternocleidomastoid
  • trapezius
  • levator scapulae
  • latissimus dorsi
  • supraspinatus
  • infraspinatus
  • teres major
  • teres minor
  • subscapularis
  • rhomboids
  • pectoralis major
  • pectoralis minor
  • rectus abdominis
  • quadratus lumborum
  • psoas
  • erector spinae
  • gluteus maximus
  • gluteus medius
  • piriformis
  • quadriceps
  • tibialis anterior
  • peroneals
  • hamstrings
  • adductor magnus
  • adductor longus
  • gastrocnemius
  • soleus
  • deltoid
  • biceps brachii
  • triceps brachii
  • flexor carpi radialus
  • flexor carpi ulnaris
  • palmaris longus
  • pronator teres
  • brachioradialis
  • extensor carpi radialis
  • supinator

Knowledge and Skills Formative Assessment x 5 Regions

Written & Practical Tasks

 

  • skeleton:
  • bones of the body
  • major bony landmarks
  • surface anatomy and palpable bony landmarks
  • bone growth and remodelling

Knowledge Assessment

Written Tasks

 

  • joints:
  • joint classifications – fibrous, cartilaginous, synovial (glide, plane, ball/socket, saddle, hinge, condyloid, pivot)
  • joint actions

Knowledge and Skills Formative Assessment x 5 Regions

 

Written & Verbal Tasks

 

  • physiology:
  • soft tissue:
  • muscle contraction
  • muscle physiology (reflexes, chemistry, proprioceptors)
  • tendons and ligaments
  • fascia

Knowledge Assessment

Written Tasks

 

  • hard tissue:
  • bone growth and development
  • abnormal bone growth

Knowledge Assessment

Written Tasks

 

  • recognition of in terms of contra-indications:
  • inflammation (cardinal signs, physiology at cellular level)
  • injury and wound healing (acute/chronic, stages, grades)
  • pain types
  • tendinopathy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge Assessment

 

Written Tasks

 

Foundation Skills

 

 

Core Skills from the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

  • Reading

Knowledge and Skills Formative Assessment x 5 Regions

Written and Practical Tasks

  • Writing

Knowledge Assessment

Written Tasks

  • Oral Communication

Clinic Skills  Observation Log Practical Exam

Workplace Performance

Written Tasks

  • Numeracy

Knowledge and Skills Formative Assessment x 5 Regions

Written and Practical Tasks

  • Learning

Clinic Skills  Observation Log Knowledge and Skills Formative Assessment x 5 Regions

Workplace Performance

Written and Practical Tasks

Employability Skills from the Core Skills for Work Framework (CFW)

 

 

  1. Navigate the world of work

1a. Manage career and work life

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

1b. Work with roles, rights and protocols

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  1. Interact with others

2a. Communicate for work

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

2b. Connect and work with  others

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

2c. Recognise and utilize diverse perspectives

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

  1. Get the work done

3a. Plan and organise

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

3b. Make decisions

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

Workplace Performance

3c. Identify and solve problems

 

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

 

 

Workplace Performance

 

 

3d. Create and innovate

 

Clinic Skills  Observation Log

 

Workplace Performance

 

3e. Work in a digital world

Clinic Skills  Observation Log Checklist

 

Workplace Performance

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