Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2020

Class Number: 3698

Class Section: 3BEN

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Course Code: NURS5367C

Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems

Important Information:

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with;

  • CHCCCS011  Meet personal support needs

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3401 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course Contact: Gwen Cawsey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email:

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


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.   This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems


1. Work with information about the human body

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly use and interpret health terminology that describes the normal structure, function and location of the major body systems

1.2 Correctly use and interpret information that relates to the interrelationships between major components of each body system and other structures


2. Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review factors that contribute to maintenance of a healthy body

2.2 Evaluate how the relationships between different body systems affect and support healthy functioning

2.3 Enhance quality of work activities by using and sharing information about healthy functioning of the body

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities This unit of competency is co-delivered and assessed along with:   HLTAAP001  Recognise healthy body systems   Examples of learning activities:   • Intensive workshops • Class exercises and discussions • Experiential simulated activities • Guest speakers • Peer assisted learning • Online learning activities & group discussions • Work placement  • Work place supervisor mentoring 

Teaching Schedule

Training schedule   Week 1• Intensive face to face sessions covering: o Human body systems o Health terminology o Care plans o Personal care needs o Continence assistance o Scope of own role  o Risk identification and reporting o Safe hand washing & infection control o Emergency procedures o Policies, procedures & workplace documentation • Commence self-paced online learning  o Personal care o Meal assistance o Manual handling o Falls recovery o Body systems o Healthy functioning o Documenting changes   Weeks 2 – 4• Continue face to face, online and self-paced online learning covering: o Personal care o Meal assistance o Manual handling o Falls recovery o Body systems o Healthy functioning o Documenting changes   Weeks 5-9• Continue face to face, online and self-paced online learning  • Supervised, and independent, work placement  • Continue self-paced online learning  • Workplace support and assessments


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

   Assessments will include a combination of tasks including knowledge questions and case study analysis.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks   Task 1: Knowledge quizzes x 3 Your knowledge quiz is broken up into three (3) smaller, module quizzes that make up one assessment task. This assessment task allows you to demonstrate your knowledge of personal support and healthy body systems. There are three groups of questions developed around the course modules. Each question group contains a mixture of question types; including multiple choice, true/false and matching questions that all relate to work relevant scenarios.   Task 2: Practical Assessment Task 2 (Client transfer) In this task, you are required to demonstrate your ability to safely transfer a client from bed using a full hoist and how to assist a client into and out of a car   Task 3: Practical Assessment Task 3 (Slide sheet and falls recovery) In this task, you are required to demonstrate and discuss how to use slide sheets appropriately to move your client up, down and side to side in bed (with the assistance of another person)  You are also required to demonstrate how you would respond safely and appropriately to a simulated emergency falls recovery situation and then document appropriately.   Task 4: Practical Assessment Task 4 (Showering and Toileting) In this task, you are required to demonstrate your ability to support a client with showering and toileting processes as per their care plan and answer questions on realted areas of safely, personal care and how to maintain a healthy body   Task 5: Practical Assessment Task 5 (Oral hygiene) In this task, you are required to demonstrate your ability to support a client with their oral hygiene   Task 6: Practical Assessment Task 6 (Personal hygiene - grooming/shaving)  In this task, you are required to demonstrate your ability to support a client with their grooming and shaving (electic and blade shaving.   Practical Assessment Task 7 (Bedbath)  In this task, you are required to demonstrate your ability to support a client with a full bedbath (sponge) and answer relevant questions on work related material and any issues that may arise during this assessment.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment matrix

Students have access to the marking rubric for each assessment task via each Cluster shell

Other Information

Work Integrated Learning  Throughout the program students will undertake at least 150 hours of supervised work placement which will assist them to develop the skills and knowledge required to work as a personal care assistant. In preparation for work placement they will be required to sign a tri-party Work Integrated Learning agreement.   Early Termination of Placement Under section 6 of the WIL Procedure, a placement may be ended early by the host organisation or School due to the student’s conduct and/or performance during the placement. Possible reasons for such decisions may include, but are not limited to:   • failure to follow processes required for safety • breach of client or patient confidentiality • failure to comply with the instructions of supervisors • or other unprofessional behaviour   Where a placement ends early, a meeting will be convened to discuss the sequence of events that led to the termination. This meeting will precede any consideration of a student’s progress by the Progress Panel (if applicable) or Program Assessment Board.   Police Check Evidence of a current National Police Records Check (with no disclosures) must be provided prior to commencing the program.  Once enrolled RMIT will facilitate your application via fit2work. They are responsible for the associated costs.    Commonwealth Statutory Declaration It is a requirement that all students who undertake Aged Care placement must supply a current Commonwealth Statutory Declaration.   Immunisations It is recommended that all students who undertake Aged Care placement comply with the Department of Health immunisation guidelines.   Attendance It is expected that you will attend all intensive face to face sessions and work placement days to maximum your learning opportunities.   Extension Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. Speak with your teacher or course coordinator regarding applying for an extension.   Special Consideration If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.   

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.    Complaints RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints. Most issues are resolved at the local level and you are encouraged to take steps to resolve your issue locally.    The student complaint procedure details steps to take if your problem is not resolved or you believe the response you received is unreasonable.      

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