Course Title: Analyse health information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: NURS5143C

Course Title: Analyse health information

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City 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

Bruce Killey - Program Coordinator, Certificate IV in Nursing
Phone - 9925 4809
Email -

Nominal Hours: 30

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


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP501A Analyse health information


HLTAP501A /01 Analyse health information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Analyse client health information in relation to planning services and in line with organisation requirements
1.2 Recognise normal readings on the findings of available tests, observations and physical assessments that assist in determining health status
1.3 Use detailed knowledge to identify common pathophysiologies (or changing pathologies) through observation and analysis of associated available information
1.4 Identify the likely impact of specific interventions


HLTAP501A/02 Plan action(s) to address identified health status

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Apply detailed understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of disease to take a problem solving approach to plan services to reflect identified health status and address needs.
2.2 Consider and note implications of any contra-indications in relation to health assessment findings.
2.3 Document action plan in accordance with organisation policies and procedures


HLTAP501A/03 Implement services

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Make informed decisions to implement the action plan based on in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology in relation to specific services provided.
3.2 Provide services in accordance with the action plan, organisation policies and procedures and occupational health and safety requirements.
3.3 Maintain current, complete, accurate and relevant records for each client contact.
3.4 Monitor impact of services in line with job role and organisation policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in formal lectures
Participate in simulations of health assessment
Participation in group work & classroom discussion
Perform elements of competence as designated for this learning segment to the required standard during clinical placement

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1 & 2

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. 2nd Ed Elsevier: Sydney


Chabner, DE 2003 Medical Terminology: a short course Saunders: Philadelphia

Harris, P, Nagy, S, Vardaxis, N 2006 Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions Elsevier: Sydney

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment


Assessment Tasks

Observation and assessment in the workplace with questioning to address appropriate application of knowledge.
Case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice

Assessment Matrix

A case study will be handed out at the commencement of the course, for completion once all the hours have been delivered.
The case study will constitute 100% of the required marks.
Observation and assessment of clinical competencies will be ongoing during clinical placements.
To achieve competency assignment must be completed by due date and related clinical competencies achieved.

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