Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: NURS5118C

Course Title: Confirm physical health status

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C4203 - Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Contact: City: Carylin Lenehan. Bundoora: Erica Keen

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837 / 9925 6649

Course Contact Email:,

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Vivienne Declava  99257539

Nominal Hours: 90

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

No pre-requisities

Course Description

This unit of competency describes a detailed level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to confirm physical health status

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status


1. Obtain information about physical health status


2. Check physical health status


3. Identify variations from normal physical health status

Learning Outcomes

The application of knowledge and skills described in this competency unit may provide information to clients or assist in the provision of health care services.

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in formal lectures
Participate in simulations of client assessment
Perform elements of competence as designated for this learning segment to the required standard during clinical placement

Teaching Schedule

This course is delivered as per timetable given out at commencemnt of course 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Marieb, E. 2006 Essentials of anatomy and physiology Benjamin Cummings: San Fransisco
Crisp, J and Taylor, C. 2009. Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing. 3nd Ed Elsevier: Sydney


Chabner, DE 2003 Medical Terminology: a short course Saunders:Philadelphia
Harris, P, Nagy, S and Vardaxis, N 2006 Mosby’s Dictionary Medical Nursing and Allied Health

Other Resources

Not applicable

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include:

Observation in the workplace,

Written Assignments/projects, case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of isssues and  strategies to contribute to best practice.

Questioning : written or verbal

Assessment Tasks

- Anatomy & Physiology examination
- Pathophysiology examination

Assessment Matrix

Two summative examinations assessing knowledge on Anatomy & Physiology and Pathophysiology will be required,for competency.

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