Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: NURS5241C

Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4321 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

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

There are no pre-requisites and co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This course describes the basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to recognise body systems and their
components and to identify and refer alterations associated with the functioning of the human body in the context
of health care work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context


Apply basic knowledge of factors that support healthy functioning of the body

Performance Criteria:

Work with a basic understanding of how to maintain the whole body in an overall state of health

Work with a basic understanding of the relationships between body systems required to support healthy functioning


Apply knowledge of the basic structure of the healthy human body

Performance Criteria:

Use accepted health terminology to describe the normal structure, function and location of the major body systems

Apply a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of maintaining a healthy body

Work with knowledge of the major components of each body system and their location in relation to other structures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Regular face to face teaching
• using models and diagrams
• Class room activities and discussions
• attempting online quizzes and accessing the lecture presentations
• accessing online information and learning hub

Teaching Schedule

There will be regular face to face teaching for this course and the details of the class date and time will be in the timetable provided to the students.

 Timetable can also be accessed online in the learning hub.

The students are advised to attend all classes to gain proper understanding of the skills and knowledge required for this course.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Marieb, E. ( Ninth Edition) Essentials of human anatomy and physiology Benjamin Cummings: San Fransisco


Online learning materials can be accessed using the RMIT Online Learning Hub.
The online learning materials listed include:

Course outlines
Course contents
Assessment details

Other Resources

The students can access library for more resources like-
• Videos
• Articles of interest
• useful external links
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

The course will be assessed using online quizzes/ assessment methods and participation in the class room activities to demonstrate the skill and knowledge required for gaining competency in this course.

Assessment Tasks

There will be two written examinations.These examinations will assess the underpinning knowledge of the students for the body systems, the functioning of the normal healthy human body and the relationship between different systems.

 Each exam is worth 50% of the total score. The students need to pass both exams to be deemed competent in the course.

The students will be required to discuss case studies for each system in the classroom and be deemed competent for their work.

There will be class room activities and students are required to participate in all activities to gain competency in the course.

Assessment Matrix


Other Information

As this is a pre requisite course, the students will need to be deemed competent in this course before they can be assessed in core and elective courses.

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