SRJC Course Outlines

3/1/2024 3:44:36 AMANHLT 132 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANHLT 132Title:  INTRO CANINE ACUPRESSURE  
Full Title:  Introduction to Canine Acupressure and Massage
Last Reviewed:5/22/2006

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled3.006 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.003 min.Lab Scheduled6.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total24.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 60.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to canine acupressure and massage methods intended to improve physical performance and behavior in the dog. Techniques will be practiced on a model.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to canine acupressure and massage methods intended to improve physical performance and behavior in the dog. Techniques will be practiced on a model.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Differentiate among conditions that respond to acupressure and massage
and those which are veterinary medical concerns.
2. Identify acupressure points and massage methods that are intended to
achieve improvement in canine performance (gait quality and coordination).
3. Identify acupressure points and massage methods that are intended to
achieve improvement in canine behavior and learning ability.
4. Demonstrate on a model proper techniques and safety precautions for
performing acupressure.
5. Demonstrate on a model proper techniques and safety precautions for
massage methods.
6. Explain how to adapt acupressure and massage methods to varying degrees
of canine skin sensitivity, muscle tension, and fear.

Topics and Scope
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I. Acupressure and Massage
 A. Behavior applications
 B. Performance improvement applications
II. Veterinary concerns
 A. Medical Issues
 B. Physical Therapy Options
III. Behavior Improvement
 A. Acupressure point locations
    1. Calming
    2. Pain relief
    3. Reduce muscle tension
 B. Massage methods
IV. Performance (Gait Quality and Coordination) Improvement
 A. Acupressure point locations
    1. To ease stiff joints
    2. To relax tight back and hip muscles
 B. Massage methods
V.  Acupressure Technique
 A. Stance and hand position
 B. Theory of and process for evaluating Qi flow
 C. Safety concerns
VI. Massage Technique
 A. Stance and hand position
 B. Evaluation of muscle tone
 C. Safety concerns
VII.  Adaptations
 A. Skin sensitivity
 B. Muscle tension or pain
 C. Fearful canines

Assignments:
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1. Read instructor prepared materials, approximately 10 - 15 pages per
week.
2. Working on models, demonstrate proper massage methods.
3. Working on models, demonstrate proper safety procedures.
4. Using models, identify pressure points.
5. Quizzes (1-2); final exam; performance exam, demonstrating techniques
using models.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Performance exams, Demonstration of methods and safety procedures.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.
Amy Snow, The Well-Connected Dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressure, Tallgrass
Publishers, 1999.

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