Course Title: Analyse health information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: NURS5144C

Course Title: Analyse health information

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 Decleva - Program Coordinator, Certificate IV in Nursing
Phone - 9925 7573
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


1. Analyse health information


2. Plan action(s) to address identified health status


3. Implement services

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in formal lectures
Participate in simulations of health assessment
Participation in group work & class 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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