Provides a comprehensive introduction to the history, principles, physiological basis and professional practice of western tactile therapy. Muscular-skeletal anatomy is continually reviewed throughout the session. Includes experiential learning of western massage techniques, with the emphasis on students achieving competence in assessing a patient and delivering a full-body relaxation massage with specific therapeutic massage techniques when indicated.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practice of Western massage including the scientific evidence base of Western massage||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Implement the principles of professional practice for both the patient and personal self-care and demonstrate an understanding of the issues of safety and referrals||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Apply the skills of case taking and postural assessment to inform massage treatment and perform a whole body relaxation massage, applying therapeutic massage techniques when indicated||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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