Are you looking into a fulfilling career in allied health? Join Trish Newstead as she presents the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy and the Diploma of Remedial Massage, discussing an overview on structure, industry connections, pathways and career outcomes.
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Hello, my name is Trish Newstead and I'm the Associate Dean for the Allied Health and Dental programs here at RMIT University. I've worked here in the health and science area for many years, and I'm passionate about providing the best possible education for the growing health workforce. It's an absolute privilege to be part of the RMIT learning community, and I'd love to welcome you to one of our programs. Today, I'm going to tell you a bit about the remedial massage and myotherapy programs at RMIT.
Before I start, I'd like to acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation. It is on their unceded lands that we learn and teach as they have done for millennia. RMIT respectfully acknowledges their ancestors and elders, past, present and emerging. And while we conduct our work remotely, I want to pay my respect to the wider unceded lens of this nation.
Myotherapy and remedial massage are two important programs in the suite of allied health offerings at RMIT, which lead to becoming an allied health practitioner. Graduates are able to treat patients in their own clinics or as part of a broader healthcare setting.
As you can see, the Diploma of Remedial Massage is a prerequisite for entry to the advanced diploma. While there are no specific requirements for entry to the diploma, there may be a competitive process for places which will favor applicants with an appropriate academic background. You should know that students will also need a national police check and a working with children check to complete the practical aspects of the program.
The program builds on the assessment and treatment skills gained in the diploma program with the addition of specific new myotherapy skills. Importantly, you'll also learn about the business of running a myotherapy practice and associated knowledge of the essential communication and risk management knowledge required.
This program includes the underpinning knowledge of anatomy and physiology, together with client assessment and moving on to specific treatment techniques. From early in the semester, students commence assessments and then practice on one another in a safe clinical environment. Alongside the practical aspects, you will also learn the essentials of how to communicate with your clients, practice within a safety and legal framework, and managing client expectations.
You will spend over 50% of your class time in our industry standard clinics, learning how to assess and treat clients. There is also a student clinic offering treatment to the general public under the supervision of our qualified staff who are all experienced practitioners.
Adam is one of our graduates from myotherapy who loved studying at RMIT, and gained the skills and confidence he needed to become a practicing myotherapist.
Students experience treating real clients in our student clinic, as well as receiving opportunities to work within community settings. The teachers are also current practitioners who can give a current view of working in the industry.
There are a range of opportunities each year to work with outside organizations. Examples are shown here of students working with athletes and in community health settings in addition to the student clinic.
Graduates can work either in their own practice or as part of a larger team or practice. Many students have gained employment by the time they complete their myotherapy qualification, as well qualified practitioners are highly sought after. I can personally recommend the graduates, as I'm fortunate to receive treatment from one of our alumni who graduated several years ago.
I would like to end by saying thank you for taking the time to hear about our fantastic programs on offer. If you'd like more information about allied health programs at RMIT, check out our website, or call Study at RMIT on 9925 2260. Thank you.
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