This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively within a myotherapy framework.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - identifying ethical issues; - communicating effectively in one-to-one and group settings; - selecting appropriate intervention to specifically address identified dysfunction/s, and; - evaluating and re-evaluating the effects of myotherapy treatment intervention in relation to achieving optimal function of the human body and minimising dysfunction.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant State and Federal legislation and regulations; - philosophical tradition of science/Western medicine; - sociology of health and the health care system; - ethical issues in natural medicine; - OHS requirements in the workplace; - child, youth and family legislation; - current political context of health care; - dynamic interchange between the physical, mental, social, environmental and spiritual landscape; - rationalistic, analytical approach to an understanding of disease; - vitalistic, empirical approach to health; - philosophy, principles and practices of other complementary therapies; - principles of myotherapy practice; - how myotherapy works with the conventional medical model; - ethical issues in management; - management issues and responsibilities; - industry standards; - team development issues; - physiological and psychological effects of all myotherapy treatment modalities; - biomechanics, neural physiology, pharmacology and nutrition to a level required by myotherapists; - corrective exercises, and; - underpinning values, philosophies, practices and principles of the myotherapy framework.

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