Course Title: Apply understanding of the Australian health care system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OHTH5675C

Course Title: Apply understanding of the Australian health care system

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: leeanne.mond@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bianca Rohlje

+61 3 9925 4809

bianca.rohlje@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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

NIL PRE REQUISITEs

This is co delivered with the unit HLTEN401B Work In the Nursing profession.

Course Description

This unit of competency describes skills and knowledge required to function independently in developing strategies to practise within the current and future health care environment taking into account the Australian health care system


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN516B Apply understanding of the Australian health care system

Element:

1. Practice within the Australian health care system

Performance Criteria:

 

1.1       Apply the principles of primary health care and wellness principles to own work role

1.2       Identify and access appropriate agencies to facilitate positive health outcomes for clients

1.3       Take into account the socio-cultural factors that may impact on the health of each client

1.4       Recognise and incorporate into practice the social influences that impact on health and illness

1.5       Work with an awareness of the political, economic and social impacts on health care delivery

1.6       Work with an awareness of non-western models of health care delivery and their place in contemporary practice

1.7       Apply strategies within own work role to maintain standards of care within the contemporary health care system

1.8       Apply knowledge of major considerations in the provision of health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

1.9       Apply knowledge of multiculturalism, health issues and health care practices facing peoples from places other than Australia

1.10Maintain awareness of current health issues impacting on clinical practice and the development of health policy

 

Element:

2.. Apply an understanding of the funding sources for health in Australia

Performance Criteria:

2.1       Work with an awareness of appropriate source(s) of funding for health care services

2.2  Provide information to clients as required, relating to health care service funding sources and health related insurances in consultation/collaboration with registered nurse


Learning Outcomes


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


• Have an understanding of the role of the EEN in the Australian Health care system
• Understand the range of funding sources for the Australian Health Care System
• Account for factors affecting health within the Australian Health Care System
 


Details of Learning Activities

 

Learning activities include:

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


Teaching Schedule

 

LESSONTOPIC
1The Australian healthcare system
2Models of healthcare
3Management of healthcare

 

This unit is taught in conjunction with HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

 

The recommended text for this unit is:

Kozier, B,and Erbs, G., (2014) Fundamentals of Nursing (3rd ed.) Pearson, Australia. (Volumes 1 - 3)

Blackboard videos


Overview of Assessment

Underpining knowledge of this unit of conmpetency will be assessed via the following methods:

  • Class group presentation
  • Written Assessment
  • Classroom Activities


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. Workbook

2. Poster presentation

3. Clinical placement

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 two (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 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 visitwww.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.
OR:
• 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 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 athttp://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 (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

 

The assessment resource for this unit is the recommended text:

Kozier, B,and Erbs, G., (2014) Fundamentals of Nursing (3rd ed.) Pearson, Australia. (Volumes 1 - 3)

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

In order to be assessed as 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:

There are no resubmissions of assessments which are Not Satisfactory. However individual consideration may be given in consultation with the Teacher and 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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