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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3262

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

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Susan Russell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254637

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology required to recognise body systems and their components and to identify and refer alterations associated with the functiong of the human body in the context of the health care work. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP301A Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context


1. Applyknowledge of the basic atructure of the healthy human body

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


Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes allows the applicant the knowledge and skills relating to the functions of this unit, such as client questioning and documentation of information, such as a medical history, usig a structed technique of pro forma for gathering and recording information.

Functions at this level require a broad overview of healthy functioning of the human body and practical aspects of disease managemnet.

Overview of Assessment

The overview of assessment of this unit will include verbal and written questionnaires addressing the essential knowledge and skills of the basic structure and functions of the body systems and associated components, including; cardicvascular,respiratory,musculo-skeletal,endocrie, nervous, digestive,urinary, reproductive,integumentary, lymphatic and the special senses -smell - taste - vision - equilibrium and hearing, the body’s cells, tissues and organs. The assessment will also include basic maintenance of the healthy body. Throughout the assessment the applicant will demonstrate the ability to manage  the tasks use and articulate accurately common terminology related to human anatomy and physiology, apply essential knowledge as outlined to own work role.