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Unit of Study NATM2003 Massage and Mind-body Medicine (2024)

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    Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time. Students will be required to attend on-campus practical classes, and complete 80 hours of supervised massage therapy practice. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

discuss professional conduct and safety within the context of therapeutic massage

apply therapeutic massage techniques to torso, head, neck and limbs

apply therapeutic massage techniques to full body

recommend appropriate mind-body techniques for healthy populations using the best available evidence

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Practical 3 hours (Twice weekly for 6 weeks)
Placement 44 hours (Across the term)
Case study40%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Students are required to bring to each practical class: non-restrictive clothing, fully enclosed sturdy flat shoes (shoes must fully cover toes), a hair-tie (if applicable), and 2 large towels.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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