Course Title: Locate health and medical information

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2180

Course Title: Locate health and medical information

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


360T Education


Term1 2012

Course Contact: Soosan Kian, Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259494, +61399254488

Course Contact Email:,

Course Description

This unit develops language skills and knowledge of learners who are speakers of languages other than English to describe basic health matters, read medical advice and to describe the processes of dealing with a medical emergency in Australia.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit must be co-delivered and assessed with at least one of the language (Listening and Speaking or Reading and Writing) units from the Certificates in ESL.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU559 Locate health and medical information


1.Describe a range of factors in relation to personal health

3. Access information on medical support in the local area

4. Describe appropriate action in the event of a medical emergency

2. Describe common household medicines and health equipment and their uses 

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:
• Performance criteria of all four elements

• The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Reading 2 and Writing 2

• The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Reading and Writing competence at Level 2

Overview of Assessment

This course is part of a full-time integrated program. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by classwork, projects, reports, observation,self assessment, participation in excursions, oral questioning and mid semester interview.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class both oral and written, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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