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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

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 include:

  • Face to face classes covering underpinning knowledge 
  • classroom activities such as worksheets
  • laboratory practicals
  • Group discussions
  • Preparing and delivering an oral presentation


Teaching Schedule

Classes will be delivered over 17 weeks for 3 hours per week. The topics/activities covered during this time will be as follows:

WeekDate (Monday)TopicAssessment
110/2Overview, Cells, tissues, organs, movement across membranes 
217/2  
324/2Digestive System 
43/3Respiratory System 
510/3Cardiovascular SystemLinking digestive, respiratory and cardiovascular systems practical
617/3Lymphatic system 
724/3Urinary SystemDissection practical
831/3Endocrine System 
97/4Nervous System 
1014/4Exam

Exam

1021/4EASTER BREAK 
1128/4Nervous System 
125/5Reproductive System/ Integumentary System 
1312/5Homeostasis talksHomoestasis talks
1419/5Homeostasis talksHomeostasis talks
1526/5SenseSenses practical
162/6Reproductive System/ Revision 
179/6ExamExam
    


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


Other Resources


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 six 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:
Linking digestive, respiratory and cardiovascular systems practical.
Practical report to be submitted by 19/3/14
Value: 10%

Assessment Task 2:
Dissection of heart, lung and kidneys practical.
Practical report to be submitted by 2/4/14
Value: 10%

Assessment Task 3: week 10
2 hr exam.
The exam is worth 25% of the Course’s overall grade.

Assessment Task 4:
Homeostasis 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 homeostattic control of that system. It is expected that the oral presentation will be accompanied by visual aids.
Presentation to be delivered in Weeks 13 or 14
Value: 20%

Assessment Task 5:
Senses Practical
Practical report to be submitted by 4/6/14
Value: 10%

Assessment Task 6:
2 hour exam
Value: 25%


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Students who are absent on the day of an assessment task, whose performance in an assessment task has been severely affected by some unforeseen circumstance or who are unable to submit an assignment by the due date, need to apply for Special Consideration and apply within the allowed time frame

Extension of time for submission of assessable work- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf ) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web). For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.

Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected
 

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