Course Title: Perform myotherapy clinical assessment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6135 Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Course Title: Perform myotherapy clinical assessment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8367

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to accurately gather information to assess a client’s condition in order to provide myotherapy treatment. It focuses on being able to effectively interpret information gathered during an examination and make an accurate appraisal for myotherapy treatment. It assumes that the participant already has the competency to perform remedial massage health assessment and to apply a remedial massage assessment framework.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Learners must complete the Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT50307 (or equivalent) prior to enrolling in this program.
This course is delivered concurrently with the following course: 

  • VU21417 Provide myotherapy treatment strategy 

Successful progression in this course is required for clinical practice. Unsuccessful progression may lead to exclusion from further clinical practice classes.


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21415 Perform myotherapy clinical assessment


Collect a thorough and relevant medical history of the client

 Evaluate the client’s needs

 Inform the client

 Perform an appropriate, examination of the client and analyse findings

 Plan appropriate client management strategy

Learning Outcomes

To be considered competent in this course the candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • Utilise effective client interview and examination techniques
  • Observe the condition of the client and gather relevant information
  • Apply good communication skills with a range of clients in providing and gaining appropriate information
  • Evaluate the client’s needs
  • Conduct assessment and plan appropriate myotherapy treatment

 In particular assessment must confirm:

  • knowledge of physical signs and symptoms
  • skills in observation, record keeping, communication, testing and assessment procedures
  • ability to use correct terminology
  • ability to recognise and adjust to contraindications for treatment
  • application of appropriate treatment protocols

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course forms part of the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic.
Assessment is typically based around written and/or online tests, assignments, reflective journals, evidence portfolio’s, logbooks and/or practical demonstrations.
Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
Assessment is undertaken through successful completion of all assessment activities and classroom, project & industry participation.
Assessments are spaced across the duration of the course, in order for your teacher to provide you with progressive feedback.
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.
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.
An RMIT assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document, the Assessment policies and procedures manual (;ID=ln1kd66y87rc).