Course Title: Address the needs of people with chronic disease

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: SPRT5107C

Course Title: Address the needs of people with chronic disease

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

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Nominal Hours: 75

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 for this unit.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and address specific issues faced by people who have a chronic disease, in the context of contributing to a holistic approach to support.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease


1. Determine the person’s needs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the person's chronic disease conditions and seek information about its possible impacts on health, well being and ability to achieve maximum performance in everyday situations 1.2 Determine current treatments, and other inputs and supports by seeking information from the person or other health professionals 1.3 Determine the level and type of support and assistance required by the person within scope of own role 1.4 Adjust services and support to meet the specific nature of the chronic disease 1.5 Actively involve the person in the development of strategies to self manage their chronic disease


2. Support the person in a holistic manner

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Discuss with the person, their family and other carers, the full range of issues that could have an impact on their well being 2.2 Respond to the range of issues in an integrated way 2.3 Support the person to understand their chronic disease condition 2.4 Facilitate the person to self-manage through provision of advice and resources 2.5 Identify and discuss any unmet needs and requirements and make appropriate referral


3. Contribute to a coordinated service approach

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Maintain awareness of current contribution of other agencies and professionals in supporting the person 3.2 Identify the level and type of contribution made by family and other carers and the effects it has on the person 3.3 Identify and meet communication and reporting responsibilities within the support system and own role 3.4 Respond to variations in the person's needs in the context of a coordinated service approach

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency above.

Details of Learning Activities

 One 3 hour face-to-face class per week. This class will be practical so please bring your towels and wear appropriate clothing. 


Teaching Schedule




Class Topics and Assessments


12th April

Introduction to Neuropathies – Chronic Pain

19th April




26th April

Piriformis syndrome/Sciatica

3rd May

Shoulder Impingement

10th May


17th May

Joint related conditions

24th May


31st May

Compartment Syndrome/Tibial stress syndromes

7th June

Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Conditions

14th June


Chronic Pain, Neuroplasticity


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

1. Self Reflective Journal

2. Clinic skills Checklist

The skills and knowledge to be assessed within this unit replicate real work skills within the industry. 


Assessment Tasks

There will be three case studies to assess your ability to apply the skills and knowledge delivered in class and outlined in the course notes regarding chronic conditions and diseases.

Written Case Studies Assessment

Chronic conditions case 1 - 16th May 

Chronic conditions case 2 - 30th of May

Chronic conditions case 3 - 6th of June

Students must demonstrate competency in each listed assessment task in order to be deemed satisfactory for the unit.

Assessment Matrix

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