Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2021

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: Clare McGlone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 7929

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

Workshops where information is shared through talks and discussions, and exercises are conducted to apply learning. Time is spent during workshops for students to work on assessment tasks. It is an expectation that students also work on tasks outside of workshop time.

Teaching Schedule

Session 1 
  • determine personal support requirements
  • maximize resident participation in their own personal
  • care activities
  • provide personal support and care to the resident
  • infection control
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • toileting
Session 2   
  • Body systems introduction
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • common issues with the musculoskeletal system
  • Digestive system/common issues
Session 3   
  • Healthy eating/drinking
  • water and dehydration
  • Issues affecting nutritional intake
  • hair care
  • nail care
  • Personal care
Session 4   
  • Food safety
  • Resident Care plan/Interpreting meal plan
  • eating support/techniques
Session 5   
  • slide sheets
  • bed to chair
  • floor to chair
  • moving residents in/out of vehicles
  • Falls in care facilities
  • Risk factors/preventing falls
  • managing falls with/no injury
Session 6   
  • Respiratory System/Issues with
  • urinary system/common issues
  • circulatory system/common issues
  • Lymphatic system/common issues found
  • integumentary system/common issues found
  • Immune system/common issues found
  • Male/Female Reproductive System and common
  • issues found
Session 7   
  • endocrine system/common issues found
  • nervous system/common issues found
  • special senses 
  • Introduction to unit
  • body regulation
  • balancing water and electrolytes
  • The ouch factors
  • infection control
  • physical activity
Session 8 
  • Intro to unit
  • changes to personal support needs
  • reporting difficulties to supervisor
  • privacy/confidentiality
  • protecting resident rights
  • completing documents
  • progress notes
  • storing documents

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:
The learning Lab
The Study Support Hub
English for uni workshops


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks


Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills to a standard expected in the workplace. To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.
You should refer to the assessment brief which is available through Canvas for a full assessment criterion.

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessments are:

CA - Competency Achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did not submit for assessment 


Task 1: Knowledge questions

Task 2: Practical assessment

Task 3: Practical assessment

Task 4: Practical assessment

Task 5: Practical assessment

Task 6: Practical assessment

Task 7: Practical assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through program administration

Other Information

It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Applying for an 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.

Applying for 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. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see:

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