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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

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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.

Performance Criteria:

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

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

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

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

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

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


Learning Outcomes



 


Details of Learning Activities

Worksheets, class discussions, research tasks, experiments and practical reporting, oral presentation and examinations


Teaching Schedule

Week

 

Date

2014

Topic

 

17/7Cells, Tissues, Organs and membranes
214/7 Musculoskeletal System
321/7 Digestive System
428/7 Respiratory System
54/8 Cardiovascular System
611/8 Lymphatic System
718/8 Revision
825/8 Exam
91/9 Urinary System
108/9Nervous System
1115/9Endocrine System
1122/9MID COURSE BREAK (School Vocation Health and Science) 
1229/9 Homeostasis talks
136/10 Homeostasis talks
1413/10 Senses
1520/10 Integumentary and Reproductive Systems
1627/10 Revision
173/11Exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


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

Assessment Task 1:

Linking digestive, respiratory and cardiovascular systems practical.

Practical report to be submitted by 19/3/14

Wednesday of Week 6

Value: 10% of the Course’s overall grade.

 

Assessment Task 2:

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 10 multiple choice questions and five short questions. Each multiple choice question

carries one mark and each short question carries 10 marks.

 

Exam topics expected to include: Digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, and lymphatic systems.

The exam is worth 25% of the Course’s overall grade

 

Assessment Task 3: week 10

Dissection of heart, lung and kidneys practical.

Practical report to be submitted by Wednesday of Wk 10

Value: 10% 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 homeostatic control of that system. It is expected that the oral presentation will be accompanied by visual aids.

Presentation to be delivered in Weeks 12 or 13

Value: 20% of the Course’s overall grade.

 

Assessment Task 5:

Senses Practical

Practical report to be submitted by Wednesday of Wk 15

Value: 10% of the Course’s overall grade.

 

Assessment Task 6: 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 10 multiple choice questions and five short questions. Each multiple choice question

carries one mark and each short question carries 10 marks.

Exam topics expected to include: Urinary, Nervous System, Endocrine System, Senses, Homeostasis, Integumentary System and Reproductive system. The exam is worth 25% of the Course’s overall grade.
 


Assessment Matrix

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