Course Title: Address the needs of people with chronic disease

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: SPRT5107C

Course Title: Address the needs of people with chronic disease

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 75

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


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and address specific issues faced by people who have a chronic disease, in the context of contributing to a holistic approach to support.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease


1. Determine the person’s needs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the person's chronic disease conditions and seek information about its possible impacts on health, well being and ability to achieve maximum performance in everyday situations 1.2 Determine current treatments, and other inputs and supports by seeking information from the person or other health professionals 1.3 Determine the level and type of support and assistance required by the person within scope of own role 1.4 Adjust services and support to meet the specific nature of the chronic disease 1.5 Actively involve the person in the development of strategies to self manage their chronic disease


2. Support the person in a holistic manner

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Discuss with the person, their family and other carers, the full range of issues that could have an impact on their well being 2.2 Respond to the range of issues in an integrated way 2.3 Support the person to understand their chronic disease condition 2.4 Facilitate the person to self-manage through provision of advice and resources 2.5 Identify and discuss any unmet needs and requirements and make appropriate referral


3. Contribute to a coordinated service approach

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Maintain awareness of current contribution of other agencies and professionals in supporting the person 3.2 Identify the level and type of contribution made by family and other carers and the effects it has on the person 3.3 Identify and meet communication and reporting responsibilities within the support system and own role 3.4 Respond to variations in the person's needs in the context of a coordinated service approach

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency above.

Details of Learning Activities

There will be 1 three hour class in semester 3 delivered face-to-face.

Students are required to work on their case studies outside of class time to meet the requirements of the assessment tasks.

Teaching Schedule



Class Topics and Assessments


12th Sept

Introduction to Chronic Disease  


19th Sept

Back Pain


26th Sept



3rd Oct

Joint related conditions


10th Oct

 Circulatory Systems


11th Oct

 Skills Assessment  1 – Chronic Disease Case Study 1 (ONLINE)


17th Oct

Autoimmune Disorders


24th Oct

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


31st Oct

 Mental Health conditions


1st Nov

Skills Assessment  2 – Chronic Disease Case Study 2 (ONLINE)


7th Nov

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome


14th Nov

 Skills Assessment 3 – Chronic Disease Case Study3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Task 1 – Chronic conditions case study 1 

Assessment Task 2 – Chronic conditions case study 2 

Assessment Task 3 – Chronic conditions case study 3 

Assessment Tasks

Case Studies Assessment


Assessment Task 1 -Chronic Disease case study 1 (online)                                              11th October

Assessment Task 2 - Chronic Disease case study 2 (online)                                              1st November

Assessment Task 3 - Chronic Disease case study 3 (in class)                                           14th November

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Important information regarding Assessment Tasks:


Each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once. 

Resubmissions are not automatic and will only be approved at the discretion of the Program Coordinator, after consultation with the teacher.

All students will be contacted with 7 days by their course coordinator in regards to  resubmission completion dates.


Please note an opportunity to repeat clinical placement is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the Clinical Coordinator/Program Manager.



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 5 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 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 or speak to your Program Coordinator.

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION. 

If you require further information please contact your teacher or Program Coordinator.


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