Course Title: Analyse health information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: NURS5144C

Course Title: Analyse health information

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C5246 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Contact: Isaac Lui

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99257573

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the application of in-depth level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to analyse available health information in relation to specific services to be provided

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP501A Analyse health information


HLTAP501A /01 Analyse health information
HLTAP501A/02 Plan action(s) to address identified health status
HLTAP501A/03 Implement services

Performance Criteria:

HLTAP501A /01 Analyse health information
1.1 Analyse client health information in relation to planning services and in line with organisation requirements
1.2 Recognise normal readings on the findings of available tests, observations and physical assessments that assist in determining health status
1.3 Use detailed knowledge to identify common pathophysiologies (or changing pathologies) through observation and analysis of associated available information
1.4 Identify the likely impact of specific interventions

HLTAP501A/02 Plan action(s) to address identified health status
2.1 Apply detailed understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of disease to take a problem solving approach to plan services to reflect identified health status and address needs.
2.2 Consider and note implications of any contra-indications in relation to health assessment findings.
2.3 Document action plan in accordance with organisation policies and procedures
HLTAP501A/03 Implement services
3.1 Make informed decisions to implement the action plan based on in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology in relation to specific services provided.
3.2 Provide services in accordance with the action plan, organisation policies and procedures and occupational health and safety requirements.
3.3 Maintain current, complete, accurate and relevant records for each client contact.
3.4 Monitor impact of services in line with job role and organisation policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Demonstration and application of in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and physiology in the delivery of specific services

Details of Learning Activities

Formal classroom particpation, Self directed learning, Clinical placement nursing skills practice

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1 & 2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Crisp, J. & Taylor, C. 2009, 3rd ed., Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, Australia: Harcourt, Mosby.
Brown, D., Edwards, H. (eds) 2007,2nd ed., Lewis’s medical surgical nursing; assessment and management of clinical problems, Elsevier Mosby.


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assignment and Clinical placement nursing skills competency assessment

Assessment Tasks

Assignment Case Study & Clinical placement competency

Assessment Matrix

Case Study & Clinical placement competency assessment

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