Course Title: Analyse and respond to client health information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: NURS5359C

Course Title: Analyse and respond to client health information

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5365 - Diploma of Nursing

Course Contact: Jaye Keating

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4845

Course Contact Email: jaye.keating@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 

Janine Kingston City Program Coordinator

Nominal Hours: 60

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

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency.

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information

Element:

1. Assess client health status

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Plan action to address identified health status

Performance Criteria:

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.


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.

 


Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities: 

Week

Topic

Activities

Week 1

 

Course overview and introduce Health status 

In-class group activities covering

  • concepts of health
  • factors impacting on health 
  • complementary medications/over the counter

Take home activity: Pharmacy visit

Week 2

 

Principles of Applied Anatomy and Physiology

 

Online Activity: online quiz knowledge check

Week 3

 

Pathophysiology

In-class group activities covering:

  • health assessment 
  • reviewing a case study
  • building concept maps 

Week 4

 

Analysing Health information

In-class group activities covering:

  • reviewing a case study
  • performing a medication history and client assessment using the case study
  • tools used for analysing (in conjunction with lab session)

Week 5

 

In-class presentations and audience engagement

In-class Group Power point presentations and audience engagement activities between presentations

Week 6

 

Pathophysiology of Shock

In-class group activities covering:

  • interactive virtual sim activity

Online Activity: Multiple choice knowledge quiz

Week 7

Communicable diseases

In-class group activities covering:

  • mix and match activity
  • interactive class room activity

Week 8

Shock scenarios

In-class group activities covering:

  • interactive virtual sim activity
  • preparation for practical AT.2         

Week 9

Practical Shock scenario 

 

Assessment Task 2

 

 

TBA

Clinical placementAssessment Task 3

 

All learning activities you will undertake within the course are designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform to the standard expected in the health industry.

Learning activities include:

Lectures – introduce you to the key concepts within the course
Practical workshops – provide an opportunity to practise your skills in a simulated work environment
Online Quizzes – provide you with formative feedback as you progress through your learning.
Work placement – provides you with practical experience in a nursing workplace.


Teaching Schedule

Course Schedule: 

Week

Topic

Readings and Activities

Assessment

Week 1

 

Course overview and introduce Health status 

Reading: refer to weekly "to do info"

Activity: Pharmacy visit

Overview of assessments:

AT.1, AT.2 and AT.3

Week 2

 

Principles of Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Reading: refer to weekly "to do info"

Activity: online quiz knowledge check

Assigned to group members and topic for AT.1

Week 3

 

Pathophysiology

Reading: refer to weekly "to do info"

Activity: Case studies and concept maps (in-class)

Working on AT.1

Collaborating

Week 4

 

Analysing Health information

Reading: refer to weekly "to do info"

Activity: Performing a medication history and client assessment (in-class)

AT.1: 

Due: in week 5

Week 5

 

Inclass presentations and audience engagement

Activity: audience engagement activity

Assessment Task 1: 

Due: Inclass presentations

Week 6

 

Pathophysiology of Shock

Reading: TBA

Activity: Online knowledge quiz

Theory underpinning AT.2 

Week 7

 

Communicable diseases

Reading: TBA

Activity: interactive class room activity

 

Week 8

 

Shock scenario

Reading: review theory behind shock, previous PPP

Activity: In class immersive activity; Case study

Preparation for simulated scenario

Due: AT2 due week 9

 

Easter Break

 

 Easter Break

Week 9

 

 

 

Assessment Task 2

Practical Shock scenario

 TBA

 

 

Assessment Task 3

Clinical placement TBA


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Classrooms, simulated RMIT clinical lab(s), clinical lab equipment, computers, AV equipment, case studies, in-class virtual sim program, clinical placement


Overview of Assessment

This assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.

 

You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals

 

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment tasks

 

Assessment

Assessment 1

Group Presentation

Assessment 2

Scenarios

Assessment 3

Clinical Placement

 

 

                       

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 Students will be required to examine and analyse a common scenario affecting one body system. These findings will be presented to the class as group presentations.  

This assessment task is marked (S) or (NS).

Assessment Task 2  Students will be required to complete 2online virtual simulated scenarios prior to undertaking the practical shock assessment, simulated in the clinical lab at RMIT.  

This assessment task is marked (S) or (NS).

Assessment Task 3 You will be applying your ability to analyse the health information and planned services for 2 different clients presenting with different conditions during your Clinical placement.  

This assessment task is marked (S) or (NS).

 

Students must be deemed satisfactory for each assessment task before a final grade is granted.

The overall grade for this course will be Competent or Not Yet Competent.

 


Assessment Matrix

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Task

1

2

3

1. Assess client health status

1.1 

 

 

X

1.2 

 

X

X

1.3 

X

X

X

 

1.4 

X

X

X

2. Plan action to address identified health status

2.1 

X

X

X

2.2 

 

X

X

2.3  

X

X

X

Other Information

Important information regarding Assessment Tasks:

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions for this course, however each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.  Resubmissions are not automatic and will only be approved at the discretion of the program coordinator after consultation with the teacher.

 All resubmissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been assessed.     If the course includes clinical placement as an assessment:   Please note an opportunity to repeat clinical placement is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the Clinical Coordinator/Program Manager.    

Attendance

It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensure the maximum opportunity to gain competency.

 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity for more information.

Working with Children Check and Police Check

This course requires a Working with Children Check and Police Check

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

If you think you have some or all of the knowledge and competencies described, please discuss the Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer options with may be available to you with your Course Coordinator: For more information go to: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

 

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