Course Title: Perform myotherapy clinical assessment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6159 Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Course Title: Perform myotherapy clinical assessment

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021


City Campus


535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2022,
Term1 2023,
Term2 2023

Course Contact: Toby Glennon

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0320

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess a client’s condition in order to provide myotherapy treatment. It focuses on being able to effectively gather and interpret information during an examination and to make an accurate appraisal for myotherapy treatment.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.




Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit is clustered with COTH5011 Provide Myotherapy treatment (VU21878) and forms the Myo AxRx cluster.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21876 Perform myotherapy clinical assessment


1. Evaluate the client's needs

2. Collect a thorough and relevant medical history of the client

3. Perform an examination of the client and analyse findings

4. Plan appropriate client management strategy

5. Inform the client

Learning Outcomes

See elements of competency above 

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 - Clinic Observation skills checklist

Assessment Task 2 - Practical case study assessments