Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: NURS5362C

Course Title: Confirm physical health status

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

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

Julian Ong

Julian.ong@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 90

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 not co-delivered.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
This unit applies to individuals working directly with clients and who assist in the provision of health care services. Some disciplines may be subject to state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

Element:

1. Obtain information about physical health status

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Obtain accurate information about physical health status through observation, questioning or review of documentation

1.2 Interpret information based on understanding of the structure and functioning of body systems

1.3 Use information to identify any actual or potential problems regarding health status

1.4 Take into account factors that may have impacted on an identified physical condition

Element:

2. Check physical health status

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Make checks of client health status prior to delivery of health intervention using knowledge of body systems

2.2 Clarify significance of physical health status in relation to a particular intervention in line with job role and organisation requirements

2.3 Clarify implications and significance of physical health status with appropriate people in the case of uncertainty or limits on own capability or authority

Element:

3. Identify variations from normal physical health status

Performance Criteria:

 

3.1 Identify variations from normal health status using standard methods and protocols

3.2 Identify potential factors responsible for significant variations from normal health status

3.3 Identify potential risk factors associated with variations from normal health status

3.4 Recognise and refer potentially serious issues in line with organisation requirements


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

           

 

Learning Activities

A combination of activities will support students learning in this course, such as:


- Face to face and 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), during simulations and classroom based learning
- Observations of performance in the clinical placement or simulated environment 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 discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
- Self directed study time 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


Teaching Schedule

           

 

CPHS2016

Week Beginning

Class Topics and Assessments

 

6/7

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 1

 

13/7

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 2

 

20/7

Cells and Tissues

 

27/7

Integumentary system

 

3/8

The Skeletal System

 

 

 

 

10/8

The Muscular System

 

17/8

Nervous system A

 

24/8

Nervous system B, Hearing and Balance

 

31/8

Mid-semester break

 

7/9

Endocrine

 

14/9

Cardiovascular A

 

21/9

Cardiovascular B

 

28/9

Respiratory system

 

5/10

Lymphatic System and Immune System

 

12/10

DigestiveSystem

 

19/10

UrinarySystem

 

26/10

Reproductivesystem

 

2/11

Revision A

 

9/11

Revision B

 

16/11

Revision C


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

                   

Marieb, E. ( Ninth Edition) Essentials of human anatomy and physiology Benjamin Cummings: San Fransisco

 


References


Other Resources

RMIT Library

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library


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. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than 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 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. Online Quizzes

 2. Clinic Skills Checklist. 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 confirm physical health status within the industry.


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.

 

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

 

 

Interview/ Verbal Questioning

Self-Reflections

Assignment/ Project

Case Study or Role Play

Third Party Verification

Workplace Performance

Research or Report

Portfolio of Evidence

Written Tasks

 

 

 

NATIONAL UNIT CODE: HLTAAP002

NATIONAL UNIT NAME: Confirm physical health status

RMIT CODE:

NURS5362C

Cluster: None

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence  

1.       Obtain information about physical health status

1.1    Obtain accurate information about physical health status through observation, questioning or review of documentation

Clinic Skills Checklist

Workplace Performance

1.2    Interpret information based on understanding of the structure and functioning of body systems

Clinic Skills Checklist

Workplace Performance

1.3    Use information to identify any actual or potential problems regarding health status

 


Assessment Tasks

           

 

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
• 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

 

 

Formative Assessments:

 

Each topic on the learning hub (Blackboard) has a quiz related to it. It is strongly recommended that you attempt these and attend the tutorial classes. You will have unlimited attempt at these formative (practice) assessments.

 

Summative Assessments:

 

You will be required to complete 12 Online Tests on the following topics:

 

1.  Cells, tissues and organs

 

2.  Integumentary System

 

3.  Musculo-Skeletal System

 

4.  Nervous System

 

5.  Special Senses

 

6.  Endocrine system

 

7.  Cardiovascular  System

 

8.  Respiratory System

 

9.  Lymphatic & Immune Systems

 

10.Digestive System

 

11.Urinary System

 

12.Reproductive System 

 

You are required to obtain a 100% mark for each of the online test topics.

 

You will be allowed three attempts for each online test.

 

Each attempt will contain different questions due to a random selection pool.

 

You will have a maximum of 60 minutes per attempt.

 

 

 

Clinic observation skills checklist

 

You must be able to demonstrate that you are able to:

·         obtain

·         correctly interpret and

·         use anatomical and physiological client information to check the physical health status of at least 3 different people presenting with different conditions.

 

You will demonstrate this on three occasions during your clinical placement period.

 

You need to obtain 100% in all 12 Summative Quizzes AND be deemed satisfactory in the practical component of your assessment in order to be deemed competent for this course.

 


Assessment Matrix

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