Course Title: Locate health and medical information

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4244

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)


City Campus


360T Education


Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit is part of a program that focuses solely on the preparation for the OET for health professionals.

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


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

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

3. Access information on medical support in the local area

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

Learning Outcomes

Skills and knowledge acquired in this unit can be applied in a range of community contexts.

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed compotent. 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:

  • assignments
  • projects and
  • oral or written questioning.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, 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.

An assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc