Course Title: Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: OHTH5670C

Course Title: Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

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

Kate Lambeth

Nominal Hours: 60

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 and co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare and implement group activities to meet individual client outcomes. Allied Health Assistants will operate within the scope of their defined roles and responsibilities and under supervision of an Allied Health Professional.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAH409B Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes


Assist with the development of group sessions

Performance Criteria:

Plan group activities that are consistent with client needs and recognise physical abilities and limitations of each client
Plan group activities that are consistent with the interests, preferences and beliefs of the clients
Plan group activities with consideration of the clients' pace and timing requirements
Plan group activities according to the size and composition of the group
Plan group session to maximize the involvement of all group members
Establish a balance between tasks to be accomplished and the group process
Identify possible risk to successful group activities and adjust plan to minimise risk
Confirm group session plan with allied health professional
Gather and/or prepare materials and equipment required for the group session and check for safety and suitability


Clean and store equipment and materials

Performance Criteria:

Clean equipment and materials according to manufacturers requirements
Store equipment and materials according to manufacturers requirements and organisation protocols
Report equipment faults to appropriate person


Conduct group activity

Performance Criteria:

Arrange the environment to encourage full participation by all group members
Seek agreement on the purpose, process and intended outcomes of the group activity with the group
Discuss the group activity with the group to encourage as much participation as possible
 If appropriate, work with the group to establish ground rules
Provide each group member with the necessary information, materials and support to participate in the group activity
Ensure that the manner, level and pace of communication is appropriate for each group member
Communicate with clients in a manner most likely to promote co-operation, dignity and self-esteem and encourage participation
Use group skills to ensure the involvement of all group members
Identify potential conflict within the group and manage to ensure ongoing involvement of individuals in group activities
Monitor individual client progress and provide constructive feedback to individual group member
Follow process and directions to evaluate outcomes of the group session


Document client information

Performance Criteria:

Use accepted protocols to document information relating to the program in line with organisation requirements
 Provide regular feedback to the each client's care team
Use appropriate terminology to document symptomatic expression of identified problems related to group activities


Plan for group sessions

Performance Criteria:

Obtain information about the purpose group sessions from an allied health professional
Obtain information about the desired individual client outcomes
Identify requirements outside scope of role and responsibilities as defined by the organisation and discuss with allied health professional
Identify and confirm impact of the program's contribution to the clients' overall care plan
Determine client availability according to organisation protocols
Determine client appropriateness according to client profile

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
a trip to Independent living centre

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

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-

* ADL Challenge
* Activity Analysis
* Case study and treatment plan
* Environmental assessment report
* Health Promotion Project
* Assessment reading presentation
* Equipment presentation
* Terms and abbreviation log
* Treatment plan
* 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 delivered and assessed along with the following courses-

* OHTH 5669C- Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
* OHTH 5668C- Assist with the rehabilitation of clients

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