Directed Learning hours: 30
Self Directed Learning hours: 70
Total Learning Hours: 100
This course aims to give students an understanding of pathological processes and common diseases that are relevant to massage practice.
At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the terms and principles governing major disease processes
- Demonstrate understanding of common diseases description, incidence, etiology, signs and symptoms, and the indications and contraindications to massage practice
- Terms and principles governing major disease processes
- Common diseases which are relevant to massage practice
The following strategies may be used: • Assignments • Theoretical examination • Oral presentations • Online quizzes/exercises • Group projects • Case studies
Students will be expected to engage with online discussions and activities and in some instances, participation may be required.
Students must achieve competency in all assessment tasks for completion of this course. Students attendance and participation must also comply with the attendance requirements of the course.
Student Reading List
Required Reading Resources:
- Marieb, E., & Hoehn, K. (2007). Human anatomy & physiology (7th ed.). San Francisco: Pearson Benjamin Cummings.
- Premkumar, K. (2000). Pathology A to Z – A handbook for massage therapists (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Recommended Reading Resources:
- The course coordinator may recommend additional reading resources.