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WELL 717 Oncology Massage

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Course Description

Exploration of the art of touch to create effective and safe massage treatment strategies/sessions associated with oncology. Introduction to guidelines for a range of bodywork that can be used effectively within hospital, private practice, and hospice settings. Review standards of care for cancer patients, research protocols, and other topics related to cancer treatment and survivorship. Focus on body positioning, pressure, and safety aspects working with and around medical devices, hospital standard precautions, inpatient and outpatient care, as well as reviewing medical records for patient information to modify massage treatments based on surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

Units: 2
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: WELL 703 and WELL 704 and WELL 705 and WELL 708 or equivalent; or a CAMTC-certified massage therapist already practicing.
Corequisites: None