Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: NURS5347C

Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

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

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Nominal Hours: 70

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 learn about the basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to recognise body systems and their components and to identify and refer alterations associated with the functioning of the human body in the context of health care work. You will learn how to apply this knowledge of the structure of the healthy human body, and the factors that support healthy functioning of the body.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context


1.Apply knowledge of the basic structure of the healthy human body

Performance Criteria:

1.1Use accepted health terminology to describe the normal structure, function and location of the major body systems
1.2Apply a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of maintaining a healthy body
1.3Work with knowledge of the major components of each body system and their location in relation to other structures


2.Apply basic knowledge of factors that support healthy functioning of the body

Performance Criteria:

2.1Work with a basic understanding of how to maintain the whole body in an overall state of health
2.2Work with a basic understanding of the relationships between body systems required to support healthy functioning

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

Learning activities will take place in campus classrooms as well as in simulated workplace rooms that are equipped with equipment and facilities that are used in the Aged Care sector workplaces. You will receive training using current industry practices from trainers who are working in the industry. A range of educational resources are used including case studies, scenarios and practical information materials, audio visual materials, class discussions and practical demonstrations. Practical placement is an important learning activity and you will receive support, guidance and de-briefing from the trainers to maximise your learning in the work environment

Teaching Schedule

This unit will be taught alongside other relevant units. You will be required to attend the session on the dates listed below:
Thursday       14/02/2013 - 09:30 to 16:30 - this is a stay home study day

Wednesday   20/02/2013 - 09:30 to 16:30
Thursday       21/02/2013 - 09:30 to 16:30
Wednesday   27/02/2013 - 09:30 to 16:30
Thursday       28/02/2013 - 09:30 to 16:30

Thursday      14/03/2013 - 09:30 to 16:30
Wednesday  20/03/2013 - 09:30 to 16:30

Thursday      21/03/2013 - 09:30 to 16:30
Wednesday  27/03/2013 - 09:30 to 16:30

Thursday      28/03/2013 - 09:30 to 16:30

The final assessment will be conducted on Thursday 28 March.
You will be expected to engage in some homework/research activities throughout the period from 14/02/2013 to 28/03/2013

Note: If dates and times may need to changed due to unforeseen circumstances every effort is made to notify in advance.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

To support delivery of this Unit you will have access to the RMIT simulated home room which provides industry standard equipment and resources. In addition you will be provided with the latest information on current memos and updates from within the industry.

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

For this Unit you will be assessed on your skills and knowledge in a number of ways. Most of the skills you need can be developed and then demonstrated within the classroom as you communicate with your fellow students, and in addition, particular scenarios will be provided by the teacher where you can show further competence to meet the requirements of the unit.
A further check of your skills will be included as you undergo your work placement, and finally there will be a knowledge questionnaire, Final Assessment Four at the conclusion of the teaching period (28/03/2013) to to finalise your demonstration of competence.

The teacher and coordinator will prepare you throughout the program for the assessment tasks and assistance is available.

Assessment Matrix

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