Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: NURS5362C

Course Title: Confirm physical health status

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

Kabaso Chitungulu - Unit Facilitator/ Teacher  City

kabaso.chitungulu@rmit.edu.au 

 

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

Element:

1. Obtain information about physical health status

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Check physical health status

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

3. Identify variations from normal physical health status

Performance Criteria:

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


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


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of a number of face to face classes, incorporating powerpoint presentations, flipped classrooms and activities; plus, a number of self directed learning activities available to be completed at your own pace.

There will also be a possibility of a dissection Lab, pending availability of resources, and skills and knowledge learned in this course will be incorporated, throughout this course, into skills Labs from other courses.

There will be a variety of different activities available on CANVAS


Teaching Schedule

 

This may also be subject to change due to the scheduling of clinical placements and availability of resources. 

C19A, C19B

 

 

Week Beginning Semester 1

TOPIC

 

18th February

Introduction to the human body 1

 

25th February

Chemistry and cells 2

 

25th February

Skin and mucous membranes 3

 

11th March

Skeletal System 4

 

18th March

Muscular system 5

 

25th March

Central Nervous System (CNS) 6

 

1st  April

Special senses 7

 

8th April

Placement/ no classes

 

15th April

Placement/ no classes 

22nd April

Mid Semester Break 

29th April

Blood 8Revision

6th May

Written Assessment Task 1A

Assessment task 1 Part A

13th May

Cardiovascular system 9

 

20th May 

Lymphatic system 10

 

27th May

Endocrine system 11

Digestive system   12

 
27th May

 Urinary System 13

 

3rd June

Resits(General)

Resits (General)

 Semester 2 classes

 Week Beginning Semester 2  Activity
 Week 3 22nd July Lesson 14 
 Week 4 29th July Lesson 15 
 Week 4 29th July Laboratory session: Dissection heart and Kidneys Laboratory session
 Week 9 9th September Revision 
 Week 10 16th September Written exam Part B Assessment Task 1 part B
 Week 11 23rd September Assessment 2: CPHS Case study Assessment Task 2
   
   
   

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

There are a variety of Text books available for Anatomy and Physiology.

You are not required to purchase any specific text, however most of the teaching will be done using Marieb, E. (2018) Essentials of human anatomy and physiology. Pearson. San Francisco


Overview of Assessment

 

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

Written Theory Tests - Part A and Part B

Assessment 2

Written Theory based on case study

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

There are 3 overall assessments for this course.

 You must be deemed satisfactory for each of these assessment tasks.

Assessment Task 1 (part A and Part B) - Two (2) closed book written tests that will be conducted over 2 hrs on a set dates throughout the course, with conditions applied to ensure it is your own knowledge being tested. This will incorporate anatomy, physiology and medical terminology knowledge testing.  Pass mark for this assessment task is 60% which will be calculated by averaging the percentage marks from Part A and Part B.

Assessment Task 2 - A written test containing a series of questions designed to test your anatomy, physiology and medical terminology knowledge.  This will be in a case study format and be submitted via CANVAS online

Assessment Task 3 - Clinical Placement.

 

 


Assessment Matrix

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Task

1

2

3

1. Obtain information about physical health status

1.1 

 

 X

 

 X

1.2 

 

 X

 X

 X

1.3 

 

 X

 X

 X

1.4 

 X

 X

 X

2. Check physical health status

2.1 

 

 

 

 X

2.2 

 

 

 

 X

2.3 

 

 

3. Identify variations from normal physical health status

3.1 

 

 X

 X

 X

3.2 

 

 X

 X

 X

3.3 

 

 X

 X

 X

3.4 

 

 

 X

Other Information

Prior to clinical placement you will be given a clinical skills log book, and this will be the record you will require for Assessment 3.

 

 

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

All re-submissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been assessed.    Please note an opportunity to repeat clinical placement is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the Clinical Coordinator/Program Manager.

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