Course Title: Address the needs of people with chronic disease

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

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

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 75

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


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


All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT at A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as: • Face-to-face 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

Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm




Class Topics and Assessments


11th Apr

Introduction to Chronic Disease  


18th Apr

Back Pain


25th Apr



2nd May



9th May

Joint related conditions


16th May

 Circulatory Systems


17th May

 Skills Assessment  1 – Chronic Disease Case Study 1 (ONLINE)


23rd May

Autoimmune Disorders


30th May

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


6th June

 Mental Health conditions


7th June

Skills Assessment  2 – Chronic Disease Case Study 2 (ONLINE)


13th June

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome


20th June

 Skills Assessment 3 – Chronic Disease Case Study3



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Task 1 – Chronic conditions case study 1 

Assessment Task 2 – Chronic conditions case study 2 

Assessment Task 3 – Chronic conditions case study 3 

Assessment Tasks

Case Studies Assessment


AT1 Chronic Disease case study 1 (online)  - 17th May, 2019

AT2 Chronic Disease case study 2 (online)  - 7th June, 2019

AT3 Chronic Disease case study 3 (in class) - 20th June, 2019



Assessment Matrix

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