Course Title: Provide support to meet personal care needs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: HWSS5697C

Course Title: Provide support to meet personal care needs

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3304 - Certificate III in Aged Care

Course Contact : Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99250886

Course Contact Email:renee.costa@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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 formal pre-requisites for this course, however you will need to obtain a police check in order to participate in the practical placement and gain work in the sector as per legislative requirements.
You need knowledge of spoken English, as well as English literacy to a standard that is likely to meet workplace needs to enter the course. If you would like advice on the standard of English that is recommended for the course please contact the Course Co-ordinator via the details above.
 

Course Description

In this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to support or assist a client with their personal care needs within the framework of an individualised care support plan, as required by workers within their designated role and responsibilities in the Aged Care sector. You will learn how to apply your understanding of a client’s personal support requirements, and provide that support within the context of maximum client participation. You wil learn how to recognise and report changes in a client’s health and/or personal support requirements, and you will learn how to complete the reporting and documentation that is required within the time frame of an indivisualised care support plan on the job.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCICS301B Provide support to meet personal care needs

Element:

1.Apply understanding of client's personal support requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Review personal care support plan with client to confirm support requirements to address personal care needs
1.2 Confirm personal support requirements within scope of knowledge, skills and/or job role and seek appropriate support/inputs for those outside scope
1.3 Consider the potential impact that provision of personal care support may have on the client and confirm with supervisor
1.4 Consider specific cultural needs of the client relevant to personal support
1.5 Consider risks associated with the provision of support and confirm with supervisor
1.6 Identify equipment, processes and aids for providing assistance and promoting independence
1.7 Identify aspects of processes and aids outside skills and knowledge and/or job role and seek appropriate support
 

Element:

2.Provide support within the context of maximum client participation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Confirm procedures with the client
2.2 Consider and confirm the client's level of participation in meeting their personal care needs
2.3 Confirm the client's preferences
2.4 Provide the client with information to assist them in meeting their own personal care needs
 

Element:

3.Address personal support requirements

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Prepare and use necessary processes, equipment, aids and appliances in an appropriate and safe manner
3.2 Provide support or assistance according to the personal care plan and organisation policies, protocols and procedures
3.3 Provide support or assistance in the context of identified risks
3.4 Assist client, as required, with:
• showering
• bed bathing
• shaving
• dressing, undressing and grooming
• toileting and the use of continence aids
• eating and drinking using appropriate feeding techniques
• oral hygiene
• mobility and transfer including in and out of vehicles and falls recovery techniques
3.5 Provide support or assistance with technical care activities according to the personal care plan and organisation policies, protocols and procedures
3.6 Clarify difficulties in providing support to meet client needs with client and a supervisor and address within organisation protocols
3.7 Maintain confidentiality, privacy and dignity of the client with organisation policy and protocols
3.8 Perform work to the standard required by the organisation
 

Element:

4.Recognise and report changes in client health and/or personal support requirements

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify variations in personal care support requirements and report to supervisor
4.2 Work with person and supervisor to identify required changes to processes and aids
4.3 Identify variations and concerns about client's health
4.3 Report variations and concerns about client's health to the supervisor
 

Element:

5.Complete reporting and documentation

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Comply with the organisation's reporting requirements, including reporting observations to supervisor
5.2 Complete documentation according to organisation policy and protocols
5.3 Maintain documentation in a manner consistent with reporting requirements
5.4 File documentation according to organisation policy and protocols
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the required skills and knowledge to demonstrate your competency in the above elements


Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will develop the knowledge and skills required by workers within their designated role and responsibilities to support or assist a client with their personal care needs within the framework of an individualised care support plan. There will be individual and group activities during classes, field visits and guest speakers. The Certificate III Aged Care includes two field placements with a total of 130 hours across the whole program and the knowledge and skills you gain in this course will be developed further through placement.


Teaching Schedule

WeekTopic
1Standards, Privacy and confidentiality, Roles of aged care worker and Healthy body system
2 Nervous system, Respiratory System and standards
3Cardiac, digestive and reproductive systems
4Use of equipment and continence aids
 5 Overview and practice within the specialised aged care room


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

During sessions you will be directed to industry sources of information and provided with a workbook to complete throughout the course. You will also be directed to other learning materials and websites if required


Overview of Assessment

In this course you will be assessed on the knowledge and skills that you have developed to meet the competency requirements of this course. You will complete assessments to determine your knowledge throughout the course which ensures you are equipped to perform your job role in the Aged Care sector, and the second method of assessment is where you give practical demonstrations of the tasks required in the job role for this course. These assessment tasks are conducted after you have had adequate preparation for the assessment and you will be supported throughout the assessment process. Some of the practical tasks will be done in the purpose-built facilities at RMIT; others will be done in your placement in a workplace setting.
 


Assessment Tasks

There are three assessment tasks for this unit. The assessment tasks are:

1. Case Study

2. Placement practical checklist

3. Placement questions


Assessment Matrix

A detailed matrix will be available from the teacher

Other Information

Police Checks
For this course, students may be required to obtain their own police check by the deadline and pay the associated costs. Students who do not obtain a required police clearance by the deadline shall not be able to undertake a practical placement or work experience activity that requires a Police Check.
The University shall not be obligated to organise a placement for a student who does not wish to obtain a Police Check.
Where required by the workplace, students shall provide a copy of their police check on request.
If a student is rejected by a workplace on the basis of a Police Check, the following actions shall occur, as appropriate:
-advise the student of the outcome; and
-discuss placement options with the student; and/or
-provide program and career counselling.
RMIT will not store Police Checks on student files.

Working with Children Check
For this course, students may be required to obtain a Working with Children card by the deadline and pay the associated costs. Students who do not obtain clearance to work with children by the deadline shall not be able to undertake a practical placement or work experience activity that requires a Working with Children card.
The University shall not be obligated to organise a placement for a student who does not wish to complete the prescribed form for a Working with Children card at the appropriate time.
Where required by the workplace, students shall provide evidence of their Working with Children Check on request.
If a student is rejected by a workplace on the basis of a Working with Children, the following actions shall occur, as appropriate:
-advise the student of the outcome; and
-discuss placement options with the student; and/or
-provide program and career counselling.

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students


Cover Sheet for Submissions
Hardcopy: you must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of work submitted in hardcopy.
E-Submission: you will complete an e-Declaration for every piece of work submitted online.
The signed cover sheet or e-Declaration acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

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

Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Assessment Appeals
If you believe your assessment result or final result is wrong please contact the course coordinator and provide the reason why you think your result is incorrect. Valid reasons for seeking a review of results include:
a) You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
b) You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
c) You believe the assessment did not comply with University Policies on Assessment (i.e. an error in process has occurred).
Full details of the procedure (including appeals procedure) can be located at this RMIT site: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment

Academic Integrity
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.
If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity
The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing

Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Examples of plagiarism include:
• Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
• Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
• Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
• Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
• Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
• Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
• Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
• Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.
For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy –  http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 – and the RMIT Student Conduct Regulations – http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=r7a7an6qug93

Plagiarism Software
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com

Complaints Procedure:
RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints.
Most issues are resolved at the local level and you are encouraged to take steps to resolve your issue locally. The student complaint procedure details steps to take if your problem is not resolved or you believe the response you received is unreasonable.
Student Complaints Policy: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/studentcomplaintspolicy
Student complaints Procedure: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=i1lexipvjt22
Student Complaints Form: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/v4ujvmyojugxz.pdf

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