Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: HWSS6065C

Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5362 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Catherine McClennan

Nominal Hours: 70

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


Course Description


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems


1. Work with information about the human body

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly use and interpret health terminology that describes the normal structure, function and location of the major body systems 1.2 Correctly use and interpret information that relates to the interrelationships between major components of each body system and other structures


2. Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review factors that contribute to maintenance of a healthy body
2.2 Evaluate how the relationships between different body systems affect and support healthy functioning
2.3 Enhance quality of work activities by using and sharing information about healthy functioning of the body 

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

learning activities include
face to face classes
online theory lectures
practical activities
group work

Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule


On line lectures will be available on Canvas over 16 weeks.

The topics/activities covered during this time will be as follows:

(Compulsory face to face classes are scheduled each week as per the timetable.)




2nd July


Overview of the organisation of the Human Body:,Cells Tissues and Organs

9th July


Muscular- Skeletal System                       

16th July


Cardiovascular System                 

23rd July


Respiratory System

30th July


Digestive System

6th August


Urinary  System                     

13th August


 Revision         online quiz

20th August


Mid Semester Exam

27th August


Mid semester break

3rd September


  Nervous System (1)

10th September


Nervous  System (2) Senses  

17th September


Endocrine System& Reproductive System                           

24th September


Lymphatic System                                                                                                                

1st October


Immune System

8th October


Integumentary System

15th October


Revision                           online quiz

22nd October


End Semester Exam  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Recomended Reading..

  • Marieb, EN 2012, Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Benjamin/Cummings
  • Tortora, GJ & Derrickson, B 2014, Introduction to the Human Body The essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Wiley
  • Jenkins, GW, Kemnitz, CP & Tortora,  GJ 2012, Anatomy and Physiology from Science to Life, John Wiley & Sons. Inc.
  • Vander's Human Physiology The mechanism of Body Function 13th Ed
  • Marieb, EN and Hoehn, K, Human Anatomy and Physiology, 2010
  • Chiras Daniel Human Biology  Jones and Bartlett (Pub), 2010

Overview of Assessment

In-class practical activities

online quizzes

written tests

practical report

Group assignment and poster

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 Practical Activities

 There is a total of 7 practical activities that require attendance all practical activities in order to achieve a pass for assessment task 1.
 The practical activities will enhance your understanding of each topic.  Combined mark is worth 15% of the overall grade.  


Assessment Task 2  Ergonomics leaflet/brochure 

Students will develop a single page brochure relating to correct ergonomic procedure within a simulated workplace. The brochure will be assessed by peer review online.
Due week 4
Worth 10% of  the overall grade.


Assessment Task 3  Online Quizzes & Examinations 

Timely completions of all online quizzes including the practice quiz in week 1 are mandatory.

Both quizzes (Wk 7 & 14) are each worth 5% of the overall grade.

Mid & Final semester Examinations (weeks 8 &16) each worth 20% of the overall grade.


Assessment Task 4: Homeostasis Case Study Week 12 

Each student will demonstrate their understanding of homeostasis (balance) in a temperature regulation case study. Case study will be completed online in class (week 14). Open book

Worth 10% of the overall grade.


Assessment Task 5: Blood Works Case Study Week 15

Case Studies

Students will prepare prior to class a case study scenario of blood analysis of a subject with a health risk. Students will be required to combine knowledge of most systems studied to complete this activity. Understanding of the mechanism of homeostasis is mandatory. Due week 15

Worth 15%  of the overall grade.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Assessment Information
This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment
CHD Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI Competent with Distinction (70 – 79%)
CC Competent with Credit (60 – 69%)
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded (50 – 59%)
NYC Not Yet Competent (0 – 49%)
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

  • To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (exams, pracs, and assignments etc.) For example, if there are two exams you need to have an average of 50% to pass and you also need to have passed the other assessment types. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the exams but fail the prac component). Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.
  • APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available online at least 24 hours before the due date. The application form should be emailed to the Program Coordinator ( Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.
  • For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within, 5 days of the scheduled time of examination 
  • A minimum of 80% attendance at practical classes is required to pass this course. If you are sick you should submit a medical certificate to 6th floor office addressed to the Program Coordinator. If you miss a practical class that is a prac report write up you need to provide a medical certificate (or other evidence) and arrange an alternative report with your teacher

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