Course Title: Analyse and respond to client health information

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Analyse and respond to client health information

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

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Course Description


This course 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 course 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.


This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

This course includes clinical placement

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information


1. Assess client health status

2. Plan action to address identified health status

Learning Outcomes


The critical learning for this course takes place in clinical placement within the health sector and within simulations in RMIT laboratories.

You will be instructed in skills through demonstration, modelling and role-play. Skills development is supported by lectures on theory and underpinning knowledge, classroom discussions, group work, research and reflective practice.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Assess client health status

    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

  2. Plan action to address identified health status

    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.


Overview of Assessment


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: 
Clinical Placement

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2

Assessment Task 2:  Case Study
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2 and knowledge assessment

You will be provided with an assessment overview for the course and a descriptor for each assessment task.

Feedback is provided on each assessment