Course Title: Analyse health information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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 99254809

Nominal Hours: 30

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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

Lectures, discussions and on-line work designed to develop a greater depth of understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and enable more sophisticated physiological problem identification.

Teaching Schedule

Three three hour lectures and associated on -line work between theory 54 and theory 65 of the program.  Attendence at all classroom sessions is required in order to meet 80% attendence requirements. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment


Assessment Tasks

Case study assignment  due before week 67 of the program.  This case study is designed to assess students capacity to analyse and interpret health related data.

Assessment Matrix

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