Course Title: Deliver and monitor a client-specific exercise program

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: OHTH5753C

Course Title: Deliver and monitor a client-specific exercise program

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4321 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact : Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Alexandra Jones

Nominal Hours: 40

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 pre-requisites for this course are-
• HLTAP301B  Recognise healthy body systems in a health care setting
• HLTCSD305D Assist with client movement
• HLTAH301C Assist with an allied health program

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to deliver and monitor a therapeutic exercise program that has been developed by a physiotherapist to address requirements of individual clients with low levels of mobility or specific mobility needs. It can relate to functions delivering and monitoring a lower limb exercise program, an upper limb exercise program, a trunk exercise program or a cardio-vascular exercise program that has been developed by a physiotherapist.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAH401C Deliver and monitor a client-specific exercise program


Assist with mobility and movement programs with clients unable to actively participate

Performance Criteria:

Monitor 24-hour posture management and identify any adjustment requirements according to directives form the physiotherapist
Assist physiotherapist to complete passive movement requirements
Monitor respiratory care requirements and conduct necessary action within the prescribed treatment plan and scope of role and responsibilities as defined by the organisation
Monitor action to control limb oedema and report any recommendations to the physiotherapist in a timely manner
Correctly position client according to client's condition, modesty and treatment/program activities and according to the directive of the physiotherapist
Talk to client about treatment/program activities and where possible seek feedback about comfort and understanding during the session where possible
Create a treatment/program environment that fosters clients to ask questions about progress and activities
Take appropriate and prompt action in response to any indicators of adverse reaction to the program/ treatment according to relevant organisation protocols and guidelines


Clean and store equipment

Performance Criteria:

Clean equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations, infection control requirements and organisation protocols
Store equipment according to manufacturer's requirements and organisation protocols
Check and maintain equipment according to organisation protocols
Report equipment faults to appropriate person
Label or tag equipment faults, where possible remove from use if unsafe or not working and inform staff in line with organisation procedures


Comply with supervisory requirements

Performance Criteria:

Assist with exercise program according to the instruction of treating physiotherapist
Provide client progress feedback to the treating physiotherapist
Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating physiotherapist in a timely manner
Implement variations to the exercise program according to the advice of the treating physiotherapist


Deliver exercise program based on treatment plan

Performance Criteria:

Confirm client's understanding of exercise program based on treatment plan prepared by the physiotherapist
Obtain informed consent from the client before commencing the exercise program
Report any client misunderstanding or confusion to the physiotherapist in a timely manner
Guide the client to complete the exercise program as directed by physiotherapist
Identify and note any difficulties the client experiences completing the exercise program, using observation, knowledge of biomechanics, and knowledge of the musculo-skeletal system and report to physiotherapist in a timely manner
Identify and manage client compliance issues, including subjective and objective reporting of client response to the program, and report to the physiotherapist in a timely manner
Provide feedback to the client to reinforce client understanding and correct application of the exercise program
Work with client to plan any follow up exercise sessions and dates
Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority, skills and/or knowledge
Report client difficulties to the supervising physiotherapist for advice before continuing the prescribed exercise program


Document client information

Performance Criteria:

Use accepted protocols to document information relating to the exercise program in line with organisation requirements
Use appropriate terminology to document client response, outcomes and identified problems related to the therapeutic exercise program


Prepare for delivery of a client-specific exercise program

Performance Criteria:

Obtain information about the client-specific exercise program from the physiotherapist
Determine client availability according to organisation protocols
Gather the equipment to deliver the client-specific exercise program, in line with client needs and specifications of the physiotherapist

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Face to face teaching
• Case studies
• Class room activities and practical work
• Reflections and discussions
• Accessing information online

The details of the class schedule on weekly basis is available on the time table that has been provided to students and is also available on RMIT Learning hub.

Teaching Schedule

There will be face to face teaching and practical activities for this course and the details of the class date and time will be in the timetable provided to the students. Timetable can also be accessed online in the learning hub.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for this course as comprehensive course material will be provided by the teacher through RMIT Learning Hub.


Online learning materials can be accessed using the RMIT Online Learning Hub.
The online learning materials listed include:

Subject outlines
Lecture notes
Case studies
Assessment details
Practical work details

Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve written examination and practical assessment in the simulated environment. On gaining competency in these assessments, students will undertake clinical placement for this competency.

Assessment Tasks


Assessment Matrix


Other Information


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