Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

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 9925 4845

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

0A and C20B

 

 

C20A and C20B

Week Beginning

TOPIC

TOPIC

Week beginning

17th February 2020

Introduction to the human body 1

Introduction to the human body 1

17th Feb 2020

 

24th February 2020

Chemistry and cells 2

Chemistry and cells 2

24th February 2020

24th February 2020

Skin and mucous membranes 3

Skin and mucous membranes 3

24th February 2020

9th March 2020

Skeletal System 4

Skeletal System 4

9th March 2020

16th March 2020 

Muscular system 5

Muscular system 5

16th March 2020 

16th March 2020

Central Nervous System (CNS) 6

Central Nervous System (CNS) 6

16th March 2020

23rd March 2020

Special senses 7

Special senses 7

23rd March 2020

30th March 2020

Placement/ no classes

Placement/ no classes

30th March 2020

06th April 2020Blood 8Blood 806th April
13th April 2020Mid-semester breakMid-semester break13th April
20th April 2020CPHS ExamCPHS Exam

20th April 2020

 

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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

Assessments in restitution.


Assessment Matrix

Assessments in restitution.

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