Course Title: Work within a myotherapy framework

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: COTH5008

Course Title: Work within a myotherapy framework

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6159 - Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Course Contact: Laura Yeomans

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4289

Course Contact Email: laura.yeomans@rmit.edu.au


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Nominal Hours: 80

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

This unit is clustered with the following unit: COTH5010 - Plan Myotherapy treatment strategy (VU81277) and forms the clinic cluster.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively within a myotherapy framework.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21875 Work within a myotherapy framework

Element:

Apply the central principles and practices of myotherapy

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Myotherapy principles and role of therapy and therapist are explained to the client 1.2 The relationship and characteristics of myotherapy practice and system of treatment are specified to the client 1.3 Myotherapy principles and practices are related to the client's health issues 1.4 Recent developments and new practices are integrated into client services 1.5 The relationship and methods of treatment used in myotherapy and in other complementary therapies are compared and evaluated

Element:

Ensure ongoing development of self and team

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Personal performance is regularly monitored against work plans, clinic objectives and client needs 5.2 Opportunities for formal and informal development of skills and knowledge are explored and accessed to optimise performance 5.3 Workplace knowledge, skills and attitudes are developed and enhanced through appropriate coaching and mentoring.

Element:

Manage the achievement of quality standards

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Personal hygiene and infection control guidelines are established and practised throughout the organisation 3.2 Hazard control measures, workplace health and safety, and reporting procedures are undertaken according to clinic guidelines 3.3 Individual and clinic performance are reviewed against established standards

Element:

Prepare client education and health strategies

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Lifestyle factors that may affect the client's condition, responses to treatment and recovery are evaluated 4.2 Health promotion strategies are presented to diverse audiences 4.3 Sample client strategies for a given set of conditions are formulated and communicated

Element:

Work effectively with other services and networks

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Services and networks relevant to the work of the myotherapist are identified and utilised 6.2 Correct communication protocols are followed for referral of clients to other services and networks.

Element:

Work within clinic and regulation guidelines

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Clinic's guidelines and relevant legal and regulatory requirements are sourced and adhered to 2.2 All relevant documentation is organised and a strategy developed to communicate this to other relevant work personnel 2.3 A strategy/response to a range of given clinic scenarios are designed to ensure that appropriate guidelines are followed. 2.4 Work practices are reviewed periodically to ensure that best practices are utilised 2.5 Work practices are used that show respect for staff and client rights. 2.6 Measures are implemented to ensure accountability for professional practices


Learning Outcomes


See elements of competency above


Details of Learning Activities

Plan myotherapy treatment strategy is taught and assessed within the Myotherapy student clinic (RMIT city campus 51.07.03). 

The students are to attend one 3 hour clinic shift per week.  During this clinic shift they perform Myotherapy treatment on clients from the general public.  All clinic sessions are supervised by Myotherapists


Teaching Schedule

Myotherapy teaching clinic schedules are available on the timetable (Canvas).

 

Each student must complete 1 allocated 3 hour shift in the Myotherapy student clinic per week as well as Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activities as rostered.

 

 

 

 Weeks CLINICACTIVITIES 

Semester 2 2020

1-4

 Intro to RMIT student clinic - 3 hour blocks

 

 
  • Policies/procedures
  • Code of conduct
  • Clinic revision 

Semester 2 2020

5-8

Myotherapy Clinic - 3 hours blocks

Treatment of 2 clients

 
  • Review of clients
  • Review of paperwork
  • Suggestions of treatment plans
  • Observation of treatments on an individual level
31/8/20-6/9/20

Semester break 

 

Semester 2 2020

7/9/20-1/11/20

Moytherapy Clinic - 3 hour blocks

Treatment of 3 clients back to back 

 
  • Review of clients
  • Review of paperwork
  • Suggestions of treatment plans
  • Observation of treatments on an individual level
 16/11/20-7/03/21Semester break 

 

Semester 1 2021

1-8

 

Moytherapy Clinic - 3 hour blocks

Treatment of 3 clients back to back 

 


  • Review of clients
  • Review of paperwork
  • Suggestions of treatment plans
  • Observation of treatments on an individual level
 1/4/21-7/04/21 Mid Semester break  

 Semester 1 2021

9-16

 

Moytherapy Clinic - 3 hour blocks

Treatment of 3 clients back to back 

 

 
  • Review of clients
  • Review of paperwork
  • Suggestions of treatment plans
  • Observation of treatments on an individual level
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

 

 Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment Task 1: Clinic Observation Skills Checklist

 

Assessment Task 2: Client File Management

 

Assessment Task 3: Knowledge 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 Tasks

Assessment Task 1- Clinic Observation 

For this assessment the student is required to complete four (4) treatments, with four (4) separate clients on four (4)

separate occasions.

Allocated time for the assessment will be 50 minutes, this is in line with clinic guidelines for providing treatment to a client.

The student will be observed undertaking the following;

  • conducting an initial meeting with the client
  • consulting with the Assessor to evaluate their treatment strategy
  • treating the client
  • evaluating the treatment strategy
  • working within a myotherapy framework

This assessment task will to be conducted and assessed on four (4) separate occasions

Assessment Task 2- Client File Management 

For this assessment the student is required to complete client files (clinical records) for four (4) clients on four (4) separate occasions

The client’s files may include; Client History Form, Initial Consultation Form and Follow up Consultation Form.

Allocated time for the assessment will be 50 minutes, this is in line with clinic guidelines for providing treatment to a client.

The student’s clinical records must reflect the relevant information captured at each of the various stages of the session including;

  • conducting an initial meeting with the client
  • consulting with the Assessor to evaluate their treatment strategy
  • treating the client
  • evaluating the treatment strategy
  • working within a myotherapy framework

This assessment task will to be conducted and assessed on four (4) separate occasions

 

Assessment Task 3- Knowledge Assessment 

For this knowledge assessment task you are required to answer 19 questions which relate to working within a

Myotherapy framework and Planning Myotherapy treatment strategy.

This assessment will be conducted out of class during your own time and will be available on Canvas under the assessment

tab

 

Students must also complete a minimum of 75 clinical hours and 30 Myotherapy treatments of varying clients and conditions

Course guides for Semester 2, 2020 were finalised and published before the semester started with all the teaching, learning and assessment information current at that time. Please note that some course guides may have small differences between Part A and Part B because of necessary changes (related to COVID-19) made to Part B during the semester.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Students must attend and be punctual to all rostered clinic shifts and WIL placements.

Student must arrive in clinic with clean clinic uniform and closed toes all black shoes

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