Course Title: Provide myotherapy treatment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: COTH5011

Course Title: Provide myotherapy treatment

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6159 - Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

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

M16F

Joshua Davies

joshua.davies@rmit.edu.au

 

 M16P

Mark Kelly

mark.kelly@rmit.edu.au

 

 


 

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

There are no pre-requisites for this unit

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to administer myotherapy treatment according to the techniques and practices of 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:

VU21878 Provide myotherapy treatment

Element:

2. Inform and support the client to understand the myotherapy treatment

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The client is informed about the treatment trajectory and resourced to clarify points and information about the treatment 2.2 Client queries and concerns are responded to 2.3 Appropriate communication skills are used when explaining treatment plan and associated issues with clients

Element:

3. Apply myotherapy techniques

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Myotherapy treatment is discussed with client and understanding is ensured regarding current and other sessions 3.2 Myotherapy techniques are applied according to the treatment plan and in accordance with the values, philosophies, principles, and practices of the myotherapy framework 3.3 Myotherapy techniques are applied to achieve desired treatment outcomes

Element:

4. Evaluate treatment

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Indicators of client response to myotherapy treatment are designed 4.2 Measurement tests are used to evaluate the effects of the treatment 4.3 Responses to treatment are monitored and aggravations are managed promptly if necessary 4.4 Treatment options are reviewed based upon evaluation and effects, including client information 4.5 The need for ongoing and/or additional treatment is evaluated 4.6 Changes to treatment strategy are discussed and negotiated with client to ensure beneficial outcomes 4.7 Additional treatment or referral for further examination is instigated

Element:

1. Manage the myotherapy treatment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The myotherapy treatment and its effects are described and discussed with the client 1.2 Mode of treatment, as well as its administration and management are discussed 1.3 Factors which may interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment are discussed 1.4 Consent for treatment is confirmed 1.5 Client is resourced to support and assist in the monitoring of treatment reactions 1.6 Reactions to treatments are identified, documented and responded to

Element:

1. Manage the myotherapy treatment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The myotherapy treatment and its effects are described and discussed with the client 1.2 Mode of treatment, as well as its administration and management are discussed 1.3 Factors which may interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment are discussed 1.4 Consent for treatment is confirmed 1.5 Client is resourced to support and assist in the monitoring of treatment reactions 1.6 Reactions to treatments are identified, documented and responded to


Learning Outcomes


See Elements above 


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

 

Wednesday 09:30 – 12:30

Friday 9:30 – 12:30

4/7/18


-Introduction to course and assessment requirements.


Prepare for clinic

- Principles of myotherapy treatment and assessment

6/7/18

Prepare for clinic continued

  • Therapist Biomechanics

  • Treatment principals

  • Objective examination

  • Clinical impression

  • Treatment planning

11/7/18

Review full S/E & O/E

Ready for clinic

13/7/18

- MDN: Infection Control Policy and Procedures Handling needles

18/7/18

Cervical

20/7/18

Cervical

25/7/18

Cervical

3/8/18

Cervical

8/8/18

Cervical intrinsic

10/8/18

- Cervical intrinsic

15/8/18

- Lower leg foot and ankle

17/8/18

- AT 2.1 - Cervical Case Study

22/8/18

- Lower leg foot and ankle

24/8/18

Lower leg foot and ankle - Slump test

29/8/18

Mid-Semester break

31/8/18

Mid-Semester break


5/9/18

Knee, Thigh & Hamstring


7/9/18

Knee, Thigh & Hamstring

12/9/18

MDN Revision

14/9/18

Practical case study  1 - MDN

19/9/18


- Hip and Pelvis

21/9/10

-Hip and Pelvis


26/9/18

Hip and Pelvis


28/9/18

-Hip and Pelvis & Lumbar

3/10/18


-Hip and Pelvis & Lumbar

5/10/18


- Lumbar spine: Acute vs  Chronic

10/10/18

AT 2.2 - Lumbar, Hip & Pelvis case study

12/10/18


Thoracic Spine

17/10/18


- Thoracic Spine

19/10/18


- GHJ & Scapulo-Thoraric

24/10/18


- GHJ & Scapulo-Thoracic

26/10/18


- GHJ & Scapulo-Thoraric

31/10/18


Review of Scap/thoracic

2/11/18

AT 2.3 - Gleno-humeral case study

8/11/18


MDN Revision

9/11/18


Practical case study  2 - MDN



Semester 1, 2019.  One 3 hour class per week.

 

Week 1 - Elbow, Forearm, wrist & hand

Week 2 - Elbow, Forearm, wrist & hand

Week 3 - Elbow, Forearm, wrist & hand

Week 4 - Elbow, Forearm, wrist & hand

Week 5 - Neurological assessment

Week 6 - Neurological assessment

Week 7 - Neurodynamics

Week 8 - Neurodynamics

Week 9 - Neurodynamics

Week 10 - Neurodynamics

     28/8/19 - Mid semester Break

Week 8 - Neurodynamics

Week 9 - Integrated Myotherapy - Cervical

Week 10 - Integrated Myotherapy - Cervical

Week 11 - Integrated Myotherapy - Cervical

Week 12 - Integrated Myotherapy - Cervical

Week 13 - Integrated Myotherapy - Cervical

Week 14 - Integrated Myotherapy - Cervical

Week 15 - Integrated Myo - Elbow, forearm, wrist and Hand including upper limb Neurodynamics

Week 16 - Integrated Myo - Elbow, forearm, wrist and Hand including upper limb Neurodynamics

Week 17 - AT 2.4 - Neurodynamics case study

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Overview of Learning Resources:
Students will be expected to utilise a range of recent and appropriate library, electronic, text and other resources.
Students will be provided with resources and tools for leaning in this course through myRMIT.
Readings given in class times and relevant literature as it comes to hand are important in order to maintain an up to date knowledge of the industry

 

Students are required to wear closed toe shoes and bring 2 clean towels to practical classes.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks (AT)

 

Task 1

AT 1: Myo AxRx Clinic Observation skills checklist

Task 2

Four Practical case study based assessments combine to make Assessment task 2. 

AT 2.1 - Cervical case study

AT 2.2 - Lumbar, Hip & Pelvis case study

AT 2.3 - Gleno-humeral case study

AT 2.4 - Neurodynamics case study

 

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

 1. Myo AxRx Clinic observation skills checklists

All clinic skills in the Myo AxRx section of the clinic skills checklist must be completed in the RMIT student Myotherapy clinic.  Each skill must have the required satisfactory observations by the clinic supervisors. Please see clinic checklists for a list of these skills.

These skills must be completed prior to final clinic shift in Semester 1, 2019.

 

 2. Myo AxRx Practical Assessments

AT 2.1 - Cervical practical case study. 17/8/18

AT 2.2 - Hip, Pelvis and lumbar practical case study. 10/10/18

AT 2.3  - Gleno-humeral joint practical case study. 2/11/18

AT 2.4  - Neurological and neurodynamic practical case study 14/6/19

 

 

 

 


Assessment Matrix

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