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: C5363 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Catherine McLennan
Office: 51.7.05
Tel: +61 3 9925 4079

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

The planned learning activities of this course aimed at developing content knowledge and learning skills include:

Online lectures 
 Accessing online material, lecture notes provided on the Learning Hub. The lecture notes will be provided online in the preceding week.

Practical and tutorial classes

Participating in classroom activities and completing the associated tasks, as per time line.
 Participating in and reporting on laboratory practicals
 Preparing answers to class exercises


Teaching Schedule

Week   Date  Topic
 1  2nd July  Overview of the organisation of the Human Body:,Cells Tissues and Organs
 2  9th July  Muscular- Skeletal System
 3  16th July  Cardiovascular System
 4  23rd July  Respiratory System
 5  30th July  Digestive System 
 6  6th August  Urinary System
 7  13th August  Revision, online quiz
 8  20th August  Mid Semester Exam
   27th August  Student break
 9  3rd September  Nervous System 1
 10  10th September  Nervous System 2- Senses 
 11  17th September  Endocrine System & Reproductive System
 12  24th September  Lymphatic System
 13  1st October  Immune System
 14  8th October  Integumentary System
 15  15th October  Revision, online quiz
 16  22nd October  End Semester Exam



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

There is no prescribed textbook for this course.
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

Powerpoint presentations for each lecture topic are available at MyRMIT
myRMIT / Blackboard
RMIT library: (musculoskeletal) (general website) (general website)

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include written tests, in class activities, presentations & written reports

Assessment Tasks


Exam 1  -20%, week 8
Exam 2  -20%, week 16
Online quizzes (2)  -10% Week 7 & 14


Ongoing -15%. Total of 7 practical activities that require attendance


Ergonomic Brochure- 10%, due 26/7
Thermoregulation Case Study- 10% due 27/9
Blood work case Study- 15% due 18/10

Assessment Matrix

Other 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
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)
  • 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
  • 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 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


Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. It also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher. 

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