MASS601 – Neuromuscular Therapy

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Module code
MASS601
Module title
Neuromuscular Therapy
Prescription
This course will introduce students to neuromuscular therapy. Assessment of human movement and the relationship with posture and the environment will underpin the basis of neuromuscular therapy
Programmes
  • SH1901
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Identify and apply the philosophies of neuromuscular therapy
Identify environmental factors which influence human movement
Assess, identify and record postural and soft tissue dysfunction
Apply neuromuscular techniques to meet client goals and/or needs
Identify and advise appropriate client self-care
Content
- Medical laws
- Philosophies of NMT
- Environment factors and human movement
- Trigger point assessment and techniques
- NMT application
- Practitioner biomechanics
- Client self-care following NMT
Teaching and Learning Strategy
• Learner-Centred Approach: Instructional and learning experiences that address the distinct learning needs of students.
• Authentic Learning: Instructional and learning experiences that focus on connecting learning to real-world issues and problems.
• Inquiry-based Learning: Learning experiences that enables students to experience the processes of knowledge creation.
Assessment Criteria
To pass this module the student must complete all assignments/exams and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50%