Course Title: Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: HWSS6066C
Course Title: Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4367 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Course Contact: Veemita Kaul
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 60
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 or co-requisites for this course.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.
It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various medical administration contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgment using appropriate knowledge to provide technical advice and support to a team.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
1. Respond appropriately to instructions which contain medical terminology
1.1 Receive, interpret and document written and oral instructions using medical terminology
2. Carry out routine tasks
2.1 Use medical terminology correctly in the completion of routine tasks
3. Use appropriate medical terminology in oral and written communication
3.1 Use appropriate medical terminology as directed, in oral communication with patients, fellow workers and health professionals
Details of Learning Activities
The timetable is as follows-
|1||16/02||Introduction to Medical Terminology|
|1||16/02||Levels of Organisation/ Cells and Tissues/ case studies|
|2||18/02||The digestive system/ Case studies|
|2||18/02||The respiratory system/ case studies|
|3||23/02||The cardiovascular system|
|3||23/02||The blood, The lymphatic system and immunology/ case studies|
|4||25/02||The urinary system/ case studies|
|4||25/02||The nervous system/ case studies|
|5||1/03||The eye,,The ear,The skin and The nose / case studies|
|5||1/03||The muscular system, The skeletal system / case studies|
|6||3/03||The male reproductive system, The female reproductive system|
|7||8/03||Discussions and case studies|
|Ongoing learning hub studies and implication of the knowledge to other related courses|
Hutton, A.R. 2006. An introduction to medical terminology for healthcare. 4th ed. Churchill & Livingstone
Online Learning Hub resources are avaialble for this course.
The students can access library for more resources like-
• Articles of interest
• useful external links
• Learning Lab
• Medical dictionaries
Overview of Assessment
You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice- Clinical Placement & Skills Checklist
• Work-based activities
Primary assessment involves on-going group discussions and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.
Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than 7 days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.
You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab . All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.
Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
Credit transfer and RPL
Credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy
The assessments tasks will involve-
- Written assessments- Due by 8/03
- Presentation activity - The student needs to demonstrate competence in the required skills against the set criteria. Due by 10/03
- Medical Terminology- Written tasks( on medical terms) ongoing
- Ongoing case studies in class- the students need to participate in all the case study activities held in class to a satisfactory level.
The dates for assessments are given in the schedule above.
The details of these assessment tasks and dates will be informed in class and also displayed in blackboard.
Students are required to pass all the above outcomes to gain competecy in the course.
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