Course Title: Analyse health information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: NURS5319C

Course Title: Analyse health information

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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

Bianca Rohlje

+61 3 9925 4809

Nominal Hours: 30

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 must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisite:

HLTAP401B 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

This unit of competency is co delivered with HLTEN503B Contribute to client Assessment and developing nursing care plans.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP501C Analyse health information


1. Analyse health information

Performance Criteria:

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



2. Plan action(s) to address identified health status

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Apply detailed understanding of anatomyphysiology 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.


3. Implement services

Performance Criteria:

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 work health and safety (WHS) 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

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

• Analyse health information
• Plan action(s) to address identified health status
• Implement services

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include:

  • Classroom Teacher delivery
  • Group work
  • Self directed learning
  • Research
  • Practical laboratory sessions

Teaching Schedule

1 Growth and Development
2 Documentation, admission and discharge
3 Developing a plan of nursing care
Lab 1 Health assessment
4 Assessment skills
5 Vital signs
6 Pain, neurological and neurovascular assessment
Lab 2 Vital signs
7 Specimen collection
8 Understanding the impact of emergency conditions
Lab 3 Vital signs practice
9 Implementing services
10 Poster presentation
Lab 4 Neurological and neurovascular observations
Lab 5 Skills assessment
Lab 6 Skills assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Berman, A., Snyder, S., Kozier, B. & Erb, G., (2012). Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing: Volumes 1 & 2, (9th ed.). Pearson, Australia.


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge for this competency will be assessed via the following methods

  • Written Examination / Assessment
  • Case Studies
  • Diagnostics quiz

Assessment Tasks

Overview of Assessment Tasks

This unit is part of an integrated program.
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.

The skills and knowledge to be assessed within this unit are as follows:

1. Poster presentation - group presentation

2. Case Study

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 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 one (1) working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to seven (7) days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit or speak to your Program Coordinator.
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within two (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 seven (7) days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit 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” . 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.
 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  
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at

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;ID=8u7jborsx9dy (unresolved)

Assessment Matrix

The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency and with the performance evidence, knowledge evidence and assessment conditions for each unit.

The Assessment Matrix is available on Blackboard.

Other Information

This unit HLTAP501C Analyse health information is a pre-requisite for HLTEN507C Administer and monitor medications in the work environment.

Each assessment will be marked as either Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory.

In order to be assessed a Competent for this unit you must achieve a Satisfactory result for each assessment task.

The student is expected to attend classes, Lab sessions and Clinical Placement where applicable.

Resubmission or Reassessment of an Assessment Task:

Resubmission of any assessment task will be at the discretion of the Program Coordinator.

Reassessment of students who have attempted to undertake a practical assessment in the Clinical Lab (resulted as Not Satisfactory), and have attended all Lab sessions will be given one (1) further opportunity to demonstrate a Satisfactory result.


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