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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Work with a basic understanding of how to maintain the whole body in an overall state of health
2.2 Work 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

In this course you will develop the knowledge and skills in regards to functions at this level. You will require a broad overview of healthy functioning of the human body and practical aspects of disease management. 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
1Use accepted health terminology to describe the normal structure, function and location of the major body systems
2Work with a basic understanding of how to maintain the whole body in an overall state of health
3Understanding of the relationships between body systems required to support healthy functioning
4Fundamental principles of maintaining a healthy body, major components of each body system and their location in relation to other structures


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 two assessment tasks associated with this course.

1. Completion of all activities in this manual will form assessment 1 for this course. Students are to hand in their books at stages as designated by the tutor and competence will be recorded against the following key topics:

2. Write a 1000 word (2 page) essay about the impact of adequate nutrition, hydration and exercise on healthy body systems. Outline what it is in exercise that makes, a body healthier and how you are going to implement this in your work with older people.


Assessment Matrix

A detailed matrix will be available from the teacher

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Attendance
It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops and classes in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Feedback
You will receive verbal and written feedback from your teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7
Student progress
Monitoring student progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student Progress policy can be found at: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;IDvj2g89cve4uj1
Special Consideration Policy
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment buy the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity website: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n
 

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