Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2016

Course Code: HWSS6065C

Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5283 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Contact: Amber Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Catherine McLennan

+61 3 9925 4723

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


Course Description


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.
This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems


1. Work with information about the human body

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly use and interpret health terminology that describes the normal structure, function and location of the major body systems
1.2 Correctly use and interpret information that relates to the interrelationships between major components of each body system and other structures


2. Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review factors that contribute to maintenance of a healthy body
2.2 Evaluate how the relationships between different body systems affect and support healthy functioning
2.3 Enhance quality of work activities by using and sharing information about healthy functioning of the body

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The planned learning activities of this course aimed at developing content knowledge and learning skills include:
 Accessing online material, lecture notes provided on the Learning Hub
 Participating in classroom activities and completing the associated tasks, as per time line
 Participating in and reporting on laboratory practicals
 Preparing answers to class exercises
 Completing required assessment tasks
 Participating in group discussions
 Preparing and delivering an oral presentation
 Using technology to support all learning activities



Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule Week On line lectures will be available on Blackboard over 17 weeks.
The topics/activities covered during this time will be as follows:
(Compulsory face to face classes are scheduled each week as per the timetable.)

4th July 1 Overview, Homeostasis & Lymphatic/Immune Systems
11th July 2 Cardiovascular System
18th July 3 Respiratory System
25th July 4 Digestive System
1st August 5 Urinary System
8th August 6 No class /online assessment Revision
15th August 7 Nervous System (1)
22nd August 8 Exam
29th August 9 Mid semester break
5th September 10 Nervous System (2) Senses
12th September 11 Endocrine System
19th September 12 Muscular- Skeletal System
26th September 13 Reproductive System/ Integumentary System
3rd October 14 Case Studies
10th October 15 Case Studies
17th October 16 Revision / online assessment
24th October 17 Exam

This programme is subject to change as circumstances dictates
• online lectures
• at least 2-4 hrs/week self directed study
• 2hrs/week practical/tutorial activities as directed by the timeline.
• all topics are supported by study questions and practical sessions.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Powerpoint presentations for each lecture topic are available at MyRMIT
myRMIT / Blackboard
RMIT library:

Useful websites: (musculoskeletal) (general website) (general website)


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of written tests, in class activities, presentations & written reports

Assessment Tasks

 Assessment Task 1 Practical Activities

There is a total of 7 practical activities that require attendance in order to achieve a pass for assessment task 1.
Value: Combined mark is 10% of the overall grade

Assessment Task 2 Online Quizzes
Timely completion of all online quizzes including the practice quiz in week 1 are mandatory.
Vlaue: Both quizzes (Wk 6&16) 10 % of the overall grade.

Assessment Task 3: Week 8
2 hour examination
Value: 30% of the the overall grade

Assessment Task 4: week 11
Homeostasis Written Report
Value: 10% of the overall grade.

Assessment Task 5: Week 14 &15
Students will work in groups of two 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 overall mark and the teacher mark will be worth 50% of the overall mark.
Value: 10% of overall grade

Assessment Task 6: week 17
2 hour examination
Value: 30% of the 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

• To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (exams, pracs, and assignments etc.) For example, if there are two exams you need to have an average of 50% to pass and you also need to have passed the other assessment types. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the exams but fail the prac component).

• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) 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 at least 24 hours 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.

• 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 prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination

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