Course Title: Deliver and monitor exercise program for mobility

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: OHTH5115C

Course Title: Deliver and monitor exercise program for mobility

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4215 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Judy Lasnitzki

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

Pre-requisite competency units are:
• HLTAP301A Recognise healthy body systems in a health care setting
• HLTCSD305B Assist with client movement
• HLTAH301A Assist with an allied health program

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to support individuals participating in group physiotherapy programs designed to restore optimum movement and functional independence.
Typical programs and treatments may include exercise regimes and the use of gym equipment and support programs developed by a physiotherapist .

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAH403A Deliver and monitor exercise program for mobility


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 recommendations and the organisation’s protocols
Report equipment faults to the appropriate person(s)
Label or tag equipment faults and where possible remove from use if unsafe or not working


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
Implement variations to the exercise program according to the advice of the treating physiotherapist


Conduct mobility and movement programs to restore optimum movement

Performance Criteria:

Confirm client’s understanding of exercise program based on treatment plan prepared by the physiotherapist
Guide the clients to complete the program according to prescribed treatment plan
Provide the clients with sufficient time, opportunity and encouragement to practice existing and newly developed skills
Encourage the clients to take advantage of planned and unplanned opportunities to integrate skills developed within the program into normal daily activities
Provide feedback to the clients to reinforce understanding and the correct application of the exercise program
Monitor the clients during and after the program according to the prescribed treatment plan, measuring devices principles of exercise program design, , knowledge of biomechanics, and knowledge of the musculo-skeletal system
Identify and manage client compliance issues, including subjective and objective reporting of client response to the program, and report to the physiotherapist
Identify the need for modifications to the exercise program
Take appropriate and prompt action in response to any indicators of adverse reaction to the program/treatment according to relevant protocols and guidelines


Prepare for mobility and movement program

Performance Criteria:

Confirm program requirements against the prescribed information provided by the physiotherapist
Determine the clients’ availability, according to the organisation’s protocols
Gather necessary equipment for the mobility and movement program
Prepare the setting for the mobility and movement program
Obtain informed consent from the clients before commencing the mobility and movement program


Report and document information

Performance Criteria:

Provide client progress feedback to the treating physiotherapist
Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating physiotherapist
Implement variations to the treatment program according to the instructions of the physiotherapist
Document information about the exercise program according to the organisation’s protocols
Use appropriate terminology to document client response, outcomes and identified problems related to the therapeutic exercise program

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

The students can access library for more resources like-
• Videos
• Articles of interest
• useful external links
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve practical assessment in simulated environment and
observation in the clinical placements with questioning to address appropriate application of knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks will include a range of activities and assessments to assess the student for the learning outcomes for the course.
The assessment tasks will include-
Exercise Prescription
Group Exercise
Written examination
Final practical assessment
Clinical placement assessment

The details of the assessments will be provided to the students by the teacher through the RMIT Learning Hub.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course will be taught assessed in cluster with the following courses-

OHTH 5114C- Assist with Physiotherapy treatments and interventions

OHTH 5113C- Deliver and Monitor a client specific exercise program

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