Module 2 follows the learnings from Module 1 and focuses on the application of assessments to the upper body impairments common to mastectomy.
Mastectomy is a large surgical procedure and can result in nine different types of scar tissue. Testing procedures are clearly presented using both research-based disability questionnaires and physical impairment testing methods, where the entire focus is mastectomy surgery.
Your reading material
A 100-page document with active links to references ( abstracts or free full paper access)
Section 1 Types of mastectomy surgery
Section 2 Physical dysfunction linked to mastectomy
Section 3 Mastectomy scar tissue types
Section 4 Assessments for mastectomy scar tissue
- PALPATION METHODS
- SCAR FEATURES AND POSAS
- BREAST Q
- DEEP DIVE MODIFIED MAP-BC
Section 5 Assessment of other impairments
Section 6: Assessment + treatment timeframes for surveillance
Your video material
Video 1 The research behind the need for assessment
Video 2 POSAS
Video 3 Mastectomy scar types
Video 4: Assessment using barrier method
Video 5: Use of ROTB test and barrier assessment
Including an interview with Ann De Groef researcher behind MAP-BC
Two slide presentations: palpation techniques, test observation skills
Assessment project: Use a range of assessment methods with a patient following mastectomy. Your submitted video material will be reviewed and feedback will be provided.
This Module will take a minimum of 5 hours to complete the reading and viewing tasks and longer for reading the linked papers.