20 credits at level HE4
1. An introduction to the theory, practice and clinical use of Massage skills (Clinical Decision-Making).
2. An introduction to the theory of and evidence based application of therapeutic modalities including electrotherapy (ultrasound; interferential; laser).
3. An introduction to soft tissue mobilisations and Neuromuscular Energy Techniques (Trigger point; strain-counterstrain; positional release etc.).
4. To develop an awareness of ethical practice and their ramifications.
5. The theory and practice of pprophylactic taping and strapping techniques.
1. BASRaT code of ethics, implications for practice and patient management.
2. Physiological effects of massage modalities using an evidence based approach
3. Soft tissue mobilisation to include soft tissue massage techniques.
4. The rehabilitative phase of taping and strapping
A series of lectures and practical sessions will be used to develop the essential theroretical knowledge associated with soft tissue mobilisations which influence the capacity to repair and heal.
Competency in the application of soft tissue mobilisation techniques will be developed through practical sessions.
Tutorials will allow for guidance and feedback on progression within the module.
The Learning Hours for this modules will be made up of the following components.
Lectures 12x 2 hour = 24
Practical 12x 4 hours = 48
Tutorials 2 x 2 hours = 4
Background reading 11x 2 hours = 22
Practical preparation 11x 2 hours = 22
Viva preparation 1 x 25 hours = 25
Assignment Preparation 1 x 25 hours = 25
Examination preparation 1 x 28 hours = 28
Examination 1 x 2 hours = 2
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate competency in a range of massage techniques appropriate in rehabilitation.||Competently perform a range of massage techniques apprropriate in rehablitation.|
|2.||Demonstrate competency in a range of soft tissue mobilisation techniques appropriate in rehabilitation.||Competently perform a range of soft tissue mobilisation techniques apprropriate in rehabilitation|
|3.||Understand the indications and contraindications for massage and mobilisation techniques||Outline and discuss the indications and contraindications for massage and mobilisation|
|4.||Demonstrate knowledge of indications, objectives and applications of taping and strapping techniques.||Rationale and demonstrate taping and strapping techniques.|
|5.||Demonstrate knowledge of professional codes of conduct and ethical practice.||Demonstrate professional conduct, handling skills, patient care and comfort, personal care and saftey|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2-hour closed book||Practical/Viva 30min|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Beck, MF. (2005) Theory and Practical of Therapeutic Massage (4th Ed). Albany: Delmar
Cassar, M-P. (2004) Handbook of Clinical Massage: A Complete Guide for Students and Practitioners. Edinburgh:Churchill Livingstone
Chaitow, L. (2003) Palpation and Assessment Skills. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Chaitow, L. Delany, J. (2005) Clinical Applications of Neuromuscular Techniques: Practical Case Study Exercises. Edinburgh Churchill Livingstone
Holm, S. (1997) Ethical Problems in Clinical Practice: The Ethical Reasoning of Health Care Professionals. Manchester: MUP
Jonsen, AR. (1998) Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine. London: McGraw-Hill
Kisinger, S. & Byefield, SV. (2003) A Manual Therapist Guide to Surface Anatomy and Palpation Skills Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
Knothrierus, JA. (2002) The Evidence Base of Clinical Diagnosis London: BMJ
Ledermann, E. (2005) The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy: Physiology, Neurology and Psychology. Edinburgh : Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone
MacDonald, R. (2003) Taping Techniques Principles and Practice. Edinburgh : Butterworth-Heinemann
Seedhouse, D. (1998) Ethics: The Heart of Health Care. Chichester Wiley
Veatch, RM. (1997) Medical Ethics (2nd Ed). London: James Bartlett PUB
White, SV. (2003) Clinical Judgements in Health and Welfare Professions: Extending the Evidence Base. Maidenhead : Open Univ. Press
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