Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2018

Class Number: 4597

Class Section: ISF2

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Course Code: NURS5367C

Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems

Important Information:

This unit is co-delivered and co-assessed with CHCCS011 Meet Personal support needs in the Personal support needs and healthy bodies cluster. 

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3402 - Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

Course Contact: Steve Bruechert

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4063

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this unit you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.


This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems


1. Work with information about the human body

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly use and interpret health terminology that describes the normal structure, function and location of the major body systems 1.2 Correctly use and interpret information that relates to the interrelationships between major components of each body system and other structures


2. Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review factors that contribute to maintenance of a healthy body 2.2 Evaluate how the relationships between different body systems affect and support healthy functioning 2.3 Enhance quality of work activities by using and sharing information about healthy functioning of the body

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 

Details of Learning Activities

This unit of competency is delivered and assessed with the unit of competency Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)

Some of the examples of learning activities are:

·  class exercises and discussions

·   practical demonstrations in a simulated environment

·   peer learning

·   guest speakers

·   group discussions

·   independent assessment tasks which require research

·   practical placement

·   group activities and group discussions

Teaching Schedule

This unit of competency is delivered and assessed with the unit of competency Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS001)

Session 1: 
• Work with information about the body
• Correctly use and interpret health terminology
• Determine personal support requirements
• Equipment, processes and aids
• Identify requirements outside of scope of own role and seek support from relevant people

Session 2: 
• Consider specific cultural, physical and sensory needs of the person
• Identify risks and how to report
• Maximise participation
• Anatomical divisions and appropriate terminologies
• The human body cavities
• Location of the major body systems

Session 3: 
• Safely prepare for each task and adjust equipment, aids and appliances
• Identify and respond to routine difficulties during support routines, and report more complex problems to the supervisor
• Identify changes in the persons health or personal support requirement’s and report to supervisors
• Basic understanding of the fundamental principles of maintaining a healthy body
• Physical decline of older age

Session 4: 
• Work with the person and supervisor to identify required changes to processes and aids
• Maintain confidentiality, privacy and dignity of the person
• Report variations and concerns about clients health
• Psychological wellness
• Recognize and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body

Session 5: 
• Comply with organisations reporting requirements, including reporting observations to supervisor
• Complete and maintain documentation according to organisations policy and procedures
• Store information according to organisation policy and procedures

Session 6 
• The human systems
• Holistic health
Session 7 
• Evaluate how the relationships between different body systems affect and support healthy functioning
• Occupational health

Session 8

• Review factors that contribute to maintenance of a healthy body
Superficial anatomy

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. Students will need to purchase an RMIT polo top as uniform for placement.

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency is delivered and assessed with the unit of competency Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS001) 

There will be three forms of assessment and they will include a  questions and answers task in relation to the unit of competency and care plan task and practical assessment in both a simulated and on placement in your workplace environment.

The assessment tasks are as follows:

Task 1: Questions and answers

Task 2: Care plan task

Task 3: Practical assessment in both a simulated and on placement in your workplace environment.


 If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca

Assessment Tasks

This unit of competency is delivered and assessed with the unit of competency Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS001)


There will be three forms of assessment and they will include a questions and answers task in relation to the unit of competency and care plan task and practical assessment in both a simulated and on placement in your workplace environment.

Task 1: Questions and answers- This task requires you to answer eight questions and fill out a diagram in relation to the human body and answer the questions about personal support requirements and looking at all of the body systems.

Task 2: Care plan task- For this task you ill be given a care plan and you will need to answer the questions that are listed in relation to the care plan. You will need to think about the personal support requirements along with the way the body systems function.

Task 3: Practical assessment in both a simulated and on placement in your workplace environment- You will practice in the simulated environment and once you are on your independent placement you will have the RMIT teacher/facilitator come to your placement and you will be assessed performing personal care on a resident. You will be assessed against the following and all will be located in your placement manual.

Safely supported at least 2 individuals by performing the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit. This includes following support requirements of an established individualised plan and supporting each of the following activities:

• bed bathing
• dressing, undressing and grooming
• eating and drinking using appropriate feeding techniques
• oral hygiene
• shaving
• showering
• toileting and the use of continence aids
• using aids and equipment including devices used by the person
• infection control
• performed the following hazardous manual handling scenarios at least once:
• transferring a person between bed and chair
• transferring a person in and out of car
• falls recovering
• Safely prepare for each task and adjust any equipment, aids and appliances

Assessment Matrix

This will be negotiated with individual students who return to are returning to the program to complete their studies.  

Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed.

Other Information

This is a Work Integrated Learning course in which you will complete a 120 placement in an organisation, undertaking the kinds of professional tasks you could expect in your work after graduation.

Police Check

You must obtain evidence of a satisfactory National Police Records Check before undertaking work placements and you will need to pay the associated costs.


You may be required to obtain a satisfactory National Police Records Check at the request of their placement agency.

Commonwealth Statutory Declaration

It is a requirement that all students who undertake Aged Care placement must supply a current commonwealth statutory declaration


Students must obtain their own police check by the due date and pay the associated costs. Students who do not obtain a required police clearance by the due date shall not be able to undertake a practical placement or work experience activity that requires a Police Check.
The University shall not be obligated to organise a placement for a student who does not wish to obtain a Police Check.
Where required by the workplace, students shall provide a copy of their police check on request.
If a student is rejected by a workplace on the basis of a Police Check, the following actions shall occur, as appropriate:
- advise the student of the outcome; and
- discuss placement options with the student; and/or
- provide program and career counselling.
RMIT will not store Police Checks on student files.

Early Termination of Placement
Under section 6 of the WIL Procedure, a placement may be ended early by the host organisation or School due to the student’s conduct and/or performance during the placement.
Possible reasons for such decisions may include, but are not limited to
failure to follow processes required for safety
breach of client or patient confidentiality
failure to comply with the instructions of supervisors
or other unprofessional behaviour
Where a placement ends early, a meeting will be convened to discuss the sequence of events that led to the termination. This meeting will precede any consideration of a student’s progress by the Progress Panel (if applicable) or Program Assessment Board.


 It is a requirement that all students who undertake Aged Care placement must comply with the Department of Health immunisation guidelines.

You must provide proof of your vaccination history and or serological evidence of your immunity to the following infectious diseases, also blood-borne viruses before you commence placement:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (dTpa)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Tuberculosis status
  • Annual Influenza


Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:


Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of implications of plagiarism.

It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Applying for an Extension
Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. Speak with your teacher or course coordinator regarding applying for an extension.

Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see:

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source
If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website:
The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing

Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Examples of plagiarism include:
Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.
For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy –;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 (unresolved) – and the RMIT Student Conduct Regulations –;ID=r7a7an6qug93

Plagiarism Software
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see:

Complaints Procedure:
RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints.
Most issues are resolved at the local level and you are encouraged to take steps to resolve your issue locally. The student complaint procedure details steps to take if your problem is not resolved or you believe the response you received is unreasonable.
Student Complaints Policy:
Student complaints Procedure:;ID=i1lexipvjt22
Student Complaints Form:

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