Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS5362C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

Course Contact Email: leeanne.mond@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

 

This course 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 course 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.

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:

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

Elements:

1. Obtain information about physical health status

2. Check physical health status

3. Identify variations from normal physical 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. Obtain information about physical health status


    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

  2. Check physical health status

    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

  3. Identify variations from normal physical health status

    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


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1:  Written assessment 1

This assessment task supports knowledge assessment

 

Assessment Task 2:  Written assessment 2

This assessment task supports knowledge assessment

 

Assessment Task 3: Clinical placement

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3


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

Feedback is provided on each assessment.