Backs are one of the most important parts of the human anatomy. They give our bodies power, connect our body’s major parts, and play a major role in all of our bodily functions. And with up to 60% of us experiencing back pain at some point, we need to care for them!
The Certificate of Back Health Care is a professional development course that is ideal for health care workers; fitness, coaching or workplace health and safety professionals; or anyone who has an interest in back health.
In this back health course, you will learn about back anatomy and physiology, the types of back injury, how to screen for and prevent injuries, and the patterns, causes and effects of back problems.
You will also gain insights into back health maintenance, rehabilitation, and professional, surgical and pharmaceutical treatments.
On completion of this course, you will have broadened your knowledge of all things back-related in order to help yourself or others deal with back pain or any back health issues.
Unit - Back Health Care
Unit 1 – Patterns, Causes, and Effects of Back Problems
Red Flags for Back Pain
Pain only on One Side
The Connections Between Back Pain and Depression
Work Related Back Pain
Posture and Ergonomics
Unit 2 – Back Anatomy and Physiology
The Skeletal System of The Back
The Relationship Between the Muscles and The Skeleton
Stretching A Muscle
The Nervous System’s Supply to The Back
Unit 3 – Preventing Back Injuries
Lifestyle Issues and Habits
Correct Lifting Technique
Muscles and Flexibility
Managing Back Related Injuries
Taping Up an Injury
Unit 4 – Types of Back Injury
Pinched & Trapped Nerves
Unit 5 – Assessment and Screening
Collecting Client Information
Symptoms of a Spinal Injury (Bone)
Symptoms of a Muscular Back Injury
Symptoms of a Neurological Back Injury
Clinical Assessment Procedures
Unit 6 – Professional Treatments
Back Care Professionals
Psychological Treatments for Chronic Pain Management
Unit 7 – Surgical and Pharmaceutical Treatments
Understanding Prescription Medication Addiction
Unit 8 – Back Health Maintenance
Specific Practitioner Issues
The Mind’s Impact on the Physical Body
A Holistic Approach
Unit 9 – Rehabilitation
Back Pain & Grief
Progressive Programme Design
Providing Psychosocial Support
Establishing and Monitoring Exercise Quotas and Intensity
Professional Rehabilitation and Care
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.