Course Title: Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: NURS5288C

Course Title: Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Pam Maher

+61 3 9925 4299

Nominal Hours: 75

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


This unit is delivered in collaboration with HLTEN502B Apply Effective Communication Skills in Nursing Practice

                            HLTEN511B Provide nursing Care for clients requiring palliative care.

Course Description

This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required for the Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse to perform nursing interventions to support the health care needs of the older person in both acute care settings and residential aged care environments.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN515B Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients


1. Respond to the special health requirements of the older adult


2. Contribute to care plan development for the older person


3. Assist to evaluate outcomes of planned nursing care of the older client


4. Practise within the aged care environment


5. Address contemporary issues in aged care practice


6. Use strategies which relate to the progressive and variable nature of dementia


7. Develop and implement strategies to minimise impact of challenging behaviours

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students should be able to:

  • Respond to the special health requirements of the older adult
  • Contribute to the development of a care plan for the older person
  • Assist to evaluate outcomes of planned nursing care of the older client
  • Practise within the aged care environment
  • Address contemporary issues on aged care practice
  • Use strategies which relate to the progressive and variable nature of dementia
  • Develop and implement strategies to minimise the impact of challenging behaviours

Details of Learning Activities



Power points

Group Work

Class discussions

Teaching Schedule

As per Student Timetable Matrix located on blackboard           

Lesson 1   Effective Communication

Lesson 2   Roles of Healthcare

Lesson 3   Conflict Resolution

Lesson 4   Open Disclosure

Lesson 5   Assessment Questionnaire

Lesson 6   Ageing Process

Lesson 9   Care plan Assessment

Lesson 10   Scenario

Lesson 11  ACFI

Lesson 12   Older Client - Complex

Lesson 13   Myotherapy massage lecture

Lesson 14   Dementia

Lesson 15   Recognise needs

Lesson 16   Symptoms of Palliative care

Lesson 17   Loss & Grief

Lesson 18   Last Rites.

Lab 1   Computer lab

Lab 2   ADL’s

Lab 3   Massage

Lab 4   Handover

Lab 5   Last Rites


Conducted in conjunction with HLTEN502B & HLTEN511B

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Kosier & Erbs, (2015) Fundamentals of Nursing Pearson Education


Other Resources




Power Points



Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge for this unit of competency will be assessed via teh following methods:

  • Written Assessment
  • Practical Assessment
  • Clinical Placement

Assessment Tasks

             Assessment 1 Interview

Part A: Develop a tool for interview during class time
Part B: Interview a client during Clinical Placement
Part C: Undertake a peer evaluation via Turnitin following the marking guide provided
Assessment 2 Development of Care Plan

In groups of 3-4 as allocated by teacher, develop a care plan related to a scenario provided
Submit the completed care plan via Turnitin (Blackboard)

Assessment 3 Develop a Group DVD

In groups of 2-3 as allocated by teacher, you will be provided with a topic to discuss
The group topic discussion is to focus on ‘cultural, religious and spiritual beliefs of the dying and death process’.
The discussion is to be video recorded as a MP4 file and submitted via Turnitin (Blackboard).
Submission of references is to be included in the Turnitin submission. 

Assessment 4 Computer Skills Lab

Students are to undertake 2 tasks to demonstrate how technology is used to enhance nursing communication. This task will be undertaken in class (Computer Lab/Library) or off campus.

Assessment 5 Clinical Placement

Attendance of Clinical LABS & WARD DAYS for skills practice and/or assessment
Satisfactory completion of Clinical Placement as determined by the Clinical Coordinator


 Assessments undertaken with HLTEN502B & HLTEN511B



Assessment Matrix

            See assessment schedule matrix on located on  Blackboard         

Other Information


Assessment Information

Please refer to RMIT assessment policy for, Special Consideration, extensions of time, equitable assessment arrangements and future assessment adjustments. (unresolved)

Additional Information

 Re-submission of written work, or other assessments, (once only, Excluding exams) can be granted on recommendation from the teacher and approval coordinator


Plagiarism is a form of cheating in assessment and may occur in oral, written or visual presentations. It is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is your own:http://rmit.edy\


Is an online service, in to which teachers and students submit student assignments into a large database, via Blackboard, refer Turnitin website.


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