Course Title: Analyse and respond to client health information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: NURS5359C

Course Title: Analyse and respond to client health information

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email: joshua.davies@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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

None

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse client health information and then to plan appropriate health services within scope of own role. It requires an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology. This unit applies to individuals who plan and provide services with some level of autonomy. Some disciplines will require a state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information

Element:

1. Assess client health status

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 Identify pathophysiologies, or changing pathologies, through observation, physical assessment and analysis of other available information

1.4 Identify the likely impact of specific interventions

Element:

2. Plan action to address identified health status

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Apply detailed understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of disease to a problem solving approach to service planning.

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.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

 

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT at www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub. A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as: • Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course • Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning • Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a valuable part of your learning experience • Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics • Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course and debate and discuss ideas • Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health information • Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts • To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform • It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice assessment, treatment and palpation techniques

 


Teaching Schedule

Refer to Blackboard for clinic rosters


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

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.
You may be assessed by:

  • Oral or written questioning
  • Oral presentations
  • Assignments and projects
  • Direct observation of actual work practice
  • Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and/or audio files
  • Work-based activities
  • Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer


Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic or at a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.

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 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 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.
Or:
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. 


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 at http://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

 

 

 

 

   
    
   
   

 


Assessment Tasks

 

1. Clinic Skills Checklist (please see attached). This is to be completed during student clinic shifts. 

 The tasks to be assessed within this unit replicate the necessary skills and knowledge required to monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments within the industry

2. 

  • Students must attend and be punctual to all rostered clinic shifts and WIL placements
  • Students will be assessed on treatments and clinic management within the student remedial massage clinic. In the student manual (available in student academic folder and blackboard) is a remedial massage treatment protocol document which outlines what is required to be deemed satisfactory for each session.
  • Outside placements with industry partners (WIL) - Supervised placement is required for your portfolio of evidence 

In order to gain competency in this course, students must complete ALL assessment activities AND gain a satisfactory mark in each assessment activity.

 

 

 


Assessment Matrix

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