Course Title: Apply remedial massage assessment framework

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: SPRT5081C

Course Title: Apply remedial massage assessment framework

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5207 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact : Jeremy Sager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4294

Course Contact Email:jeremy.sager@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

André Martin
Contact Phone: 9925 8367
Contact Email: andre.martin@rmit.edu.au
 

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

This unit is delivered in combination with the following units:
HLTCOM503D  Manage a Practice
HLTHIR403C  Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
 

Course Description

Thiscourse describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret information gathered in the health assessment and make and review an accurate assessment over the course of remedial massage treatment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTREM504C Apply remedial massage assessment framework

Element:

1.   Analyse and interpret information received

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correlate results of the health assessment with case history
1.2 Recognise signs and symptoms of condition in the client and identify as pre-requisites or contra-indication for treatment/care
1.3 Assess information gathered and assigned priorities in consultation with the client using the knowledge and experience and theoretical principles applied by the practitioner
1.4 Gather, record and organise in a way which can be interpreted readily by other professionals
1.5 Analyse body patterns and differentiate by assessing signs and symptoms
1.6 Identify condition according to stage and related implications (eg acute/chronic) by applying principles of assessment
1.7 Use professional judgement to draw sound conclusions and prognosis from the data collected
1.8 Elicit all assessment signs and symptoms in a thorough and objective manner to avoid premature conclusions on the treatment plan
1.9 Monitor the client's progress systematically in order to confirm the clinical impression
1.10 Combine history and clinical data effectively to obtain a differential assessment, prognosis and treatment plan
 

Element:

2.    Inform the client

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Discuss rationale of the treatment assessment plan/prognosis is discussed with the client
2.2 Respond to client enquiries using language the client understands
2.3 Discuss referral and collaborative options with the client if necessary
 


Learning Outcomes



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

Semester 1 2014 Timetable

      Term 1
10 Feb- 23 Apr

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

09:00 - 12:00

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01:00 - 04:00

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     Term 2
28 Apr -20 Jun
     
09:00 - 12:00

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01:00 - 04:00

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Public Holidays
Labour Day Holiday - Mon 10-Mar
Easter Break -  Thur 17 -24 Apr
Anzac Day Fri 25-Apr
Queens Birthday Mon 6-Jun
 

Semester 2 2014 Timetable
         Term 3
07 Jul - 29 Aug

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

09:00 - 12:00

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01:00 - 04:00

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     Term 4
08 Sep-21 Nov
     
09:00 - 12:00

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01:00 - 04:00

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01:00 - 05:00 

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Public Holidays
Cup Day Tues 4-Nov
Note: Re Clinical Placement OR Student Clinic - Each student will commit to at least one shift per week from 1:00 – 5:00pm
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Grace, S & Deal, A 2012 Textbook of Remedial Massage, 1st edn, Elsevier, Sydney, Australia

9780729539692

Drake RL, Vogl W, & Mitchell AWM, 2005 Gray’sanatomy for students. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

0-443-06612-4


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.
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course forms part of the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Assessment is typically based around written and/or online tests, assignments, reflective journals, evidence portfolio’s, logbooks and/or practical demonstrations.
Assessment may also take place in a simulated work situation such as a supervised student clinic.
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 (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf ) 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 (http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc).
 


Assessment Tasks

Attendance and participation:
Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
Final assessment in this course is a combination of a number of "formative" assessments.
To achieve competency in this course students need to successfully complete and achieve sufficiency in ALL of these formative assessments.
Please refer to RMIT’s assessment policy for more details:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse/Staff%2FAdministration%2FPolicies%20and%20procedures%2FAcademic%20and%20research%2FAssessment%2FAssessment%20policy/
Should a student be unable to attend an assessment or require an extension to a due date please refer to the following webpage: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Direct credit transfer and RPL:
Direct credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy

Work submitted for assessment:
Assessments that require work to be submitted must be handed in by the due date designated by the course instructor.
Details of the due date for each assessment item are included in this course guide and are in the Course Schedule in myRMIT (Blackboard).
Students are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/
All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
Care must be taken to reference all work correctly and to avoid plagiarism. Be sure not to plagiarise unintentionally.
Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
 

Penalties for late submission:
All assignments will be marked as if submitted on time then the mark awarded will be reduced by 10% for each day (or part of a day) it is late, unless an extension is approved.
Assignments that are late will not be marked and will be awarded zero marks (unless prior extension has been requested and approved. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
 

Assessment Result Information:
All students will receive a CA (Competentency Achieved for the assessment), an NYC (Not Yet Competent for the assessment) or a DNS (Did Not Submit for the assessment).
Students must receive CA grades for all assessments in order to receive an overall competent mark for the unit.
 


Assessment Matrix

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