Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: NURS5369C

Course Title: Confirm physical health status

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

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C5365 - Diploma of Nursing

Course Contact: Jaye Keating

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254845

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kate Lamble

kate.lamble@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

 

Classroom teaching including face to face lectures, flipped classrooms and other activities – provide an opportunity to build on key concepts.

Clinical placement – provides you with practical experience in a nursing workplace


Teaching Schedule

Week

 Topic

2

Introduction to the human body 

3

Chemistry and cells 

4

Skin and mucous membranes 

5

Skeletal System 

6

Muscular system 

7

Central Nervous System (CNS) 

8

Special senses 

 

Mid semester Break

9

Assessment

10

Blood

11

Cardiovascular system 

12

Lymphatic system 

13

Endocrine system 

14

Clinical placement

15

Clinical placement

16

Digestive system   

17

Urinary system

18

Lab/ assessment

This unit runs over 2 semesters


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Marieb/Hoehn, Human Anatomy & Physiology, 9e - Open Access

http://wps.aw.com/bc_marieb_hap_9_oa/218/55856/14299218.cw/-/t/index.html

 

Anatomy & Physiology; Crash course

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOAKed_MxxWBNaPno5h3Zs8


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.

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task one are written assessments based on a key concepts from Lectures. There will be 3 knowledge tests throughout (combined to form assessment task 1), incorporating medical terminology.

 

Assessment task two is a written assessment based on knowledge tests and case studies.

 

Assessment task three are Case studies on 3 people with 3 different conditions while on first year clinical placements.

 


Assessment Matrix

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Task

A

B

C

1. Obtain information about physical health status

1.1 Obtain accurate information about physical health status through observation, questioning or review of documentation

 

 x

 x

 x

1.2 Interpret information based on understanding of the structure and functioning of body systems

 

 x

 x

 x

1.3 Use information to identify any actual or potential problems regarding health status

 

 x

 x

 x

1.4 Take into account factors that may have impacted on an identified physical condition

 x

 x

 x

2. Check physical health status

2.1 Make checks of client health status prior to delivery of health intervention using knowledge of body systems

 

 

 

 x

2.2 Clarify significance of physical health status in relation to a particular intervention in line with job role and organisation requirements

 

 

 x

 x

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

 

 x

 x

3. Identify variations from normal physical health status

3.1 Identify variations from normal health status using standard methods and protocols

 

 x

 x

 x

3.2 Identify potential factors responsible for significant variations from normal health status

 

 x

 x

 x

3.3 Identify potential risk factors associated with variations from normal health status

 

 x

 x

 x

3.4 Recognise and refer potentially serious issues in line with organisation requirements

 x

 x

 x

Other Information

You must be competent in all elements to successfully complete this course. 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.

 

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