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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: NURS5241C

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

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email: namrita.kaul@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bloss Roberston

Program Manager

English and Further Study
School of Education

99254488

Baia Tsakouridou

Program Manager

English and Further Study
School of Education

9925 4495

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

None

Course Description

This unit of competency 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

Element:

1. Apply knowledge of the basic structure of the healthy human body.

Element:

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


Learning Outcomes



 


Details of Learning Activities

The planned learning activities of this course aimed at developing content knowledge and learning skills include:
 Attending lectures and preparing notes
 Participating in classroom activities and completing the associated tasks
 Preparing answers to class exercises
 Completing required assessment tasks
 Accessing online material provided on the Learning Hub
 Participating in group discussions
 Preparing and delivering an oral presentation
 Using technology to support all learning activities
 


Teaching Schedule

 Date

(From the first Tuesday of week)                                 

Week              Topic                                            
 09/07/13 1 Overview, Cells, tissues, organs, movement across membranes                                                                                
 16/07/13 2 Digestive System
 23/07/13 3 Respiratory System
 30/07/13 4 Cardiovascular System
 06/08/13 5 Lymphatic system
 13/08/13 6 Urinary System
 20/08/13 7 Senses
 27/08/13 8 Muscoskeletal System
 03/09/13 9 Revision/Exam
 10/09/13 10 Nervous System
 17/09/13 11 Endocrine System
 24/09/13 12 Mid-Course Holdiay
 01/10/13 13 Reproductive System
 08/10/13 14 Homeostasis
 15/10/13 15 Homeostasis talks
 22/10/13 16 Integumentary System
 29/10/13 17 Revision
 05/11/13 18 Revision/Exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

1. Evans, B., Ladiges, P., Mckenzie,J., Batterham, P., Sanders, Y. (2007). Heinemann Biology Two (4th ed.) Melbourne, Vic: Heinemann.
2. Evans, B., Ladiges, P., Mckenzie,J., Batterham, P.,Sanders, Y. (2007). Heinemann Biology One (4th ed.). Melbourne, Vic: Heinemann
3. Kinnear, J., Martin, M.,(2006). Nature of Biology Book 2 (3rd ed.). Milton, Qld: Jacaranda
4. Kinnear, J., Martin, M.,(2006). Nature of Biology Book 1 (3rd ed.). Milton, Qld: Jacaranda
5. Weem,M. P. (2002). International Baccalaureate (2nd ed.). Melbourne, Vic: Jacaranda


Other Resources

Powerpoint presentations for each topic are available at myRMIT

• RMIT library: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library
The RMIT Library also licenses various electronic databases which hold relevant e-books, journals and related articles. This unit is supported by an on-line course site which provides access to important announcements, staff contact details, the teaching schedule, assessment timelines and other important teaching and learning materials including lecture and tutorial handouts as well as new articles dealing with the weekly topics being presented in class. You can access these online learning tools and content at myRMIT studies www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit. You can also contact Student Services for assistance with learning and information on a range of material available to support your learning process.

 


 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is made up of participating in and reporting on an experiment, performing an oral presentation, interpretation of case studies and mid course and end of course examination (which are accompanied by the student’s notes on an A4 sheet)


Assessment Tasks

This course has three assessment tasks which must be completed. An overall mark of 50% is required for a pass in the course. This is a combined mark of 50%, it does not mean that each individual assessment task must be passed.

Assessment Task 1: week 9
2hour examination:
A closed-book examination. You will be allocated 10 minutes reading time plus two hours writing time to complete the examination. The examination will consist of 20 multiple choice questions and eight short questions. Each multiple choice question carries one mark and each short question carries 10 marks.
Exam topics include: Cells, tissues, organs, movement across membranes, Digestive System, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Lymphatic system, Urinary System, Senses and Muscoskeletal System.
The exam is worth 40% of the Course’s overall grade.

Assessment Task 2: week 15
5 minute Oral Presentation.
Students will prepare and deliver a 5 minute oral presentation. Each student will receive a unique body function to discuss and will have to demonstrate how the body has homeostatic control of that system. It is expected that the oral presentation will be accompanied by visual aids.
The oral presentation is worth 20% of the Course’s overall grade.

Assessment Task 3: week 17
2hour examination: A closed-book examination. You will be allocated 10 minutes reading time plus two hours writing time to complete the examination. The examination will consist of 20 multiple choice questions and eight short questions. Each multiple choice question
carries one mark and each short question carries 10 marks.

Exam topics include: Nervous System, Endocrine System, Homeostasis and Integumentary System.
The exam is worth 40% of the Course’s overall grade.
 


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course runs for 70 hours. These hours can be broken down into:

51 "face to face" hours made up of lectures, classroom activities and discussions.

Each of the seventeen teaching weeks will be accompanied by 1 hour of student revision at home.

The oral presentation will consist of 2 hours of homework in addition to 2 hours of homework revision time (that has been previously mentioned).

Note: This course will contribute to your grade average result in the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (Science) qualification. Please note that you must achieve a CREDIT average across the program to be granted a guaranteed pathway in the following programs.
Diploma of Nursing (subject to passing the VETASSESS)
Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)
Diploma of Technology (Pathology Testing)
Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
Diploma of Dental Technology.
 

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