OPTM25 Healthcare Programming

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Level: 6
Credits: 5

Directed Learning hours: 20
Self Directed Learning hours: 30
Total Learning Hours: 50


This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to create a healthcare programme to support client recovery, communicate this healthcare programme, and monitor the client’s progress as they engage with the healthcare programme.



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Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the uses of specific exercises, massage and life-style modification in the management of client conditions.
  2. Develop a healthcare programme to support clinical treatment
  3. Clearly communicate the healthcare programme to the client.
  4. Monitor the effectiveness of a client’s healthcare programme, and make changes if needed


  • Lifestyle modification
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Communication of healthcare programme
  • Client participation/compliance


The following strategies may be used: • Assignments • Theoretical examination • Supervised clinical assessment • Practical testing • Online quizzes/exercises • Case studies • Video/DVD or Voice Recording of Role Plays and/or work with clients

Attendance Requirements

Students are expected to attend 90% of practical classes. If in the opinion of the programme manager students have a valid reason for non-attendance, their total attendance may be permitted to drop to a minimum of 80%. Non-participation in these classes is treated as non-attendance. Students will be expected to engage with online discussions and activities and in some instances, participation may be required.

Completion requirements

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:

  • Houglum, P. (2005). Therapeutic exercise for musculoskeletal injuries (2nd ed.). Auckland: Human Kinetics.

Recommended Reading Resources:

  • The course coordinator may recommend additional reading resources.