Course Title: Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: OHTH5912C

Course Title: Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility

Important Information:

This course is delivered and assessed as a cluster with course" Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program".

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4367 - 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

Adam Health


Nominal Hours: 70

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

Not applicable

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support individuals or a group of individuals participating in group physiotherapy programs designed to restore optimum movement and functional independence.
This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of an allied health professional.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAHA005 Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility


1. Prepare for mobility and movement program

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret program requirements and confirm against the prescribed information provided by the physiotherapist 1.2 Determine the client's availability, according to the organisation's protocols 1.3 Gather necessary equipment for the mobility and movement program 1.4 Prepare the setting for the mobility and movement program 1.5 Obtain consent from the client before commencing the mobility and movement program


2. Conduct mobility and movement programs to restore optimum movement

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assist with exercise program according to the instruction of treating physiotherapist 2.2 Confirm client's understanding of exercise program based on treatment plan prepared by the physiotherapist 2.3 Guide the client to complete the program according to prescribed treatment plan 2.4 Provide the client with sufficient time, opportunity and encouragement to practice existing and newly developed skills 2.5 Encourage the client to take advantage of planned and unplanned opportunities to integrate skills developed within the program into normal daily activities 2.6 Provide feedback to the client to reinforce understanding and the correct application of the exercise program 2.7 Monitor the client during and after the program according to the prescribed treatment plan 2.8 Identify the need for modifications to the exercise program and report to the treating physiotherapist 2.9 Recognise when client becomes distressed, in pain or communicates their desire to slow down, change activity or stop and follow stepping down procedures outlined in treatment plan or organisation guidelines and report to the treating physiotherapist 2.10 Take appropriate and prompt action in response to any indicators of adverse reaction to the program or treatment according to relevant protocols and guidelines and report to the treating physiotherapist


3. Comply with supervisory requirements

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Provide client progress feedback to the treating physiotherapist 3.2 Identify and manage client adherence issues, including subjective and objective reporting of client response to the program, and report to the physiotherapist in a timely manner 3.3 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating physiotherapist in a timely manner 3.4 Implement variations to the exercise program according to the advice of the treating physiotherapist


4. Clean and store equipment

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Clean equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations, infection control requirements and organisation protocols 4.2 Store equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations and the organisation's protocols 4.3 Report equipment faults to the appropriate person(s) 4.4 Label or tag equipment faults, where possible remove from use if unsafe or not working and inform staff in line with organisation procedures


5. Report and document information

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Document information about the program according to the organisation's protocols and reporting requirement 5.2 Use appropriate terminology to document client response, outcomes and identified problems related to the program

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

 A combination of activities will support students learning in this course, such as:
• Face to face and 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), during simulations and classroom based learning
• Observations of performance in the workplace and industry placement or simulated environment 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 discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
• Self directed study time 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

Teaching Schedule


Teaching schedule for AH20


Session Number



Clinical Anatomy (anatomical terminology, movement concepts, range of motion practical)





Joints & Movement (types of joints, function of joints, conditions affecting joints)





Muscles & Forces (basic musculoskeletal anatomy, principles of biomechanics)





Stretching & Strengthening (effects of exercise, exercise principles, program design, concepts for modification, group exercise concepts)





Balance & Gait (terminology, introduction to gait analysis, conditions affecting balance & gait)



Mobility & mobility aids (conditions affecting mobility, risks for/of decreased mobility, mobility equipment and materials, manual handling, record keeping & infection control, practical)







Theory Exams





Practical Exams





Please check your session dates and times on your timetable.



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning -Exercise Assessment Task & Gait Aid
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice- Clinical Placement & Skills Checklist
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.

Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.


Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks are as follows-

Assessment task 1 A- Multiple choice questions- Within Sessions 25-32

Assessment task 1B- Short answer questions- Within Sessions 25-32

Assessment task 2- Practical Assessment- Within Sessions 25-32

Assessment task 3- Clinical placement- During 120 hours of clinical placement 


More details will be provided on Canvas and in class.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course will be delivered and assessed in cluster with course"Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program "

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