Course Title: Support individual health and emotional well being

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: OHTH5562C

Course Title: Support individual health and emotional well being

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: 30

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 how to support a client to engage with a relevant social network and the wider community. You will also learn how to support the client’s health and his or her emotional and psychological wellbeing. You will learn to recognise and accommodate a client’s cultural and spiritual preferences, and assist clients to create an environment suitable to his or her needs and preferences. You will learn how to recognise and accommodate the client’s expressions of identity and sexuality. You will also learn how to complete the documentation required for these asects of the work role.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being

Element:

1)Support the client to engage with a relevant social network and the wider community

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm the client’s social and recreational preferences
1.2 Identify a client’s social network (where possible)
1.3 Encourage and facilitate the client to attend social and recreational activities and wherever possible, involving their social network
1.4 Encourage and facilitate the client to attend social and recreational activities that promote the development of social networks
1.5 Recognise the need to modify or adapt social and recreational activities to meet specific needs of the client and report to appropriate person
1.6 Provide the client with information about community networks and activities available to them
 

Element:

2)Support the client’s health

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Demonstrate basic understanding of the impact the client’s circumstances may have on their health
2.2 Identify processes, actions and circumstances that support the client’s good health
2.3 Provide support in a manner that promotes the client’s good health
2.4 Confirm aspects of supporting a client’s health within scope of knowledge, skills and/or job role and seek appropriate support for those outside scope
2.5 Identify variations in a client’s physical condition and report to supervisor
2.6 Recognise indications that client’s experience of pain is affecting their wellbeing and report according to organisation policy and protocol
 

Element:

3)Support the person’s emotional and psychological wellbeing

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Demonstrate basic understanding of the impact of client’s circumstances may have on emotional and psychological wellbeing
3.2 Identify processes, actions and circumstances that support the client’s self-esteem and confidence
3.3 Provide support in a manner that promotes the client’s self-esteem and confidence
3.4 Identify aspects of supporting a client’s emotional wellbeing outside scope of knowledge, skills and/or job role and seek appropriate support
3.5 Identify variations to a client’s emotional wellbeing and report to supervisor
3.6 Recognise and report possible indicators of client abuse and/or neglect and report according to organisation policy and protocol

 

Element:

4)Recognise and accommodate a client’s cultural and spiritual preferences

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Demonstrate acceptance of a client’s cultural and spiritual preferences
4.2 Ensure work practices accommodate a client’s modesty and privacy according to cultural requirements
4.3 Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in communication practices
4.4 Facilitate the client’s participation in cultural and spiritual practices and celebrations
4.5 Provide the client with information regarding relevant cultural and spiritual networks available in the community
 

Element:

5)Support client to create an environment suitable to needs and preferences

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Encourage and assist client to maintain their environment
5.2 Assist client to feel secure and comfortable
5.3 Identify hazards and report to supervisor
5.4 Use appropriate aids to support comfort, safety and wellbeing
5.5 Facilitate established routines, rhythms and customs of client, where possible
5.6 Inform client of support services and encourage them to use services
 

Element:

6)Recognise and accommodate the client’s expressions of identity and sexuality

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Demonstrate understanding of the impact of the client’s circumstances on an individual’s expression of identity and sexuality
6.2 Recognise the impact of community values and attitudes regarding sexuality, ageing and disability
6.3 Avoid imposing own values and attitudes regarding sexuality on others
6.4 Support the person to express their sexuality
6.5 Respect different spiritual expressions of sexuality
6.6 Acknowledge unmet needs relating to sexuality and identity and refer to an appropriate person

 

Element:

7)Complete documentation

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Comply with the organisation’s reporting requirements
7.2 Complete documentation according to organisation policy and protocols
7.3 Maintain documentation in a manner consistent with reporting requirements
7.4 File documentation in accordance with 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 to work to support a client’s health and emotional wellbeing. The skills and knowledge of this unit of competency will be applied according to an established individualised plan and with regard for the value and importance of people’s health and wellbeing. 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
1Introduction to Unit via review of elements and performance tasks/ Final assessment
2Health Terminology – neurological disorders, mental ill health, dementia and the Brain. Identifying the similarity in symptoms between depression, anxiety disorders and dementia
3Task one of final assessment task completed on site with allocated resident / placement supervisor
4Risk and Protective Factors for depression and anxiety in older people
5Task two of final assessment task completed on site with allocated resident / placement supervisor
6Review: Support Worker’s role in supporting older peoples’ mental health:


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 3 assessment tasks allocated to this course:


1. Written task: Complete an emotional wellbeing profile of your allocated client at BSL.
2. A set of questions that Identify and describe whether your client currently has sufficient opportunity to engage in the things which are important to their individual well being; identify and describe any barriers to their engagement, including their own sense of security, control, choice and contentment.
3. Written task that asks you to identify ways in which care can promote the emotional, spiritual, social and psychological well being of an aged client.
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Assessment Matrix

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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