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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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: 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

Rahel Leivenzon

rahel.leivenzon@rmit.edu.au

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.

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

Face to face theory classes

Practical Experiments

Group work & discussions

Research

worksheets


Teaching Schedule

DateWeekTopic
6/71Overview, Cells, tissues, organs, movement across membranes
13/72Muscoskeletal system
20/73Digestive System
27/74Respiratory System
3/85Cardiovascular System Linking digestive, respiratory and cardiovascular systems practical
10/86Lymphatic system
17/87Revision
24/88Exam with notes
31/88Mid-Course Break
7/99Urinary System Dissection Practical
17/910Nervous System/Endocrine System
21/911Homeostasis talks
28/912Feedback
5/1013Senses Senses practical
12/1014Reproductive System/ Integumentary System
19/1015Case Studies
26/1016Revision
2/1117Exam with notes


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
: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library
http://www.cellsalive.com (cell structure)
http://www.visiblebody.com/index.html (musculoskeletal)
http://www.bozemanscience.com (general website)
http://animatedbody.com (general website)


Other Resources


Powerpoint presentations for each topic are available at MyRMIT


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 1: Linking digestive, respiratory and cardiovascular systems practical. 3/8/2015
This assessment consists of two parts
(i) participation of activity in class which will be given a Satisfactory (S) or Not yest satisfactory (NYS) grading
(ii) submission of a formal report. The report is worth 15% of the Course’s overall grade.
Mandatory practical activity in class Report submission in Level 6 office by 1.30pm or via Turnitin by 11.59pm
5/8/15 at 10.30am 12/8/15

Assessment Task 2: Week 8 26/8/2015
2 hour examination: multiple choice questions and extended questions. Students may bring a double sided A4 sheet of hand written notes.

Exam topics expected to include: cellular, musculoskeletal, Digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, and lymphatic systems.
The exam is worth 25% of the Course’s overall grade

Assessment Task 3: week 11 22/9/2015
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 which must be submitted on the date of the presentation.
Value: 20% of the Course’s overall grade.

Assessment Task 4: Week 15 19/10/2015
Case Studies
Students must attend this class. Students will work in groups to analyse a health issue facing a variety of Australian communities. Groups will then work together to produce a poster about the health issue. These posters will be marked against a set of criteria by the teacher and by peers. The peer mark will be worth 50% of the markand the teacher mark will be worth 50% of the mark. The total value of Assessment 4 is 15%

Assessment Task 5: week 17 4/11/2015
2 hour examination: multiple choice questions and extended questions. Students may bring a double sided A4 sheet of hand written notes.

Exam topics expected to include: Nervous, Endocrine, Homeostasis, urinary, reproductive and Integumentary Systems. The exam is worth 25% of the Course’s overall grade.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilises graded assessment
CHD Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI Competent with Distinction (60 – 79%)
CC Competent with Credit (50 – 59%)
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded (0 – 49%)
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

  • All assessment types must be passed (exams, presentations, and assignments etc.). For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the tests but fail the assignment component).
  • Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.
  • APPLICATION FOR 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 online http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51, or emailed to the Coordinator (nancy.varughese@rmit.edu.au).
  • Students requiring extensions longer than 7 days must apply for Special Consideration (see the ‘Help me’ link in blackboard, via myRMIT studies or http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration) 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 online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.
  • If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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