Course Title: Undertake basic client assessment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: NURS5129C

Course Title: Undertake basic client assessment

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4203 - Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Contact: City: Carylin Lenehan/ Bundoora: Erica Keen

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837 / 9925 6649

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Georges Ah-Tye Tel No. 99254299

Bundoora contact Kalpana Raghunathan

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

HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status
HLTEN402A Communicate effectively in a nursing role

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse in contributing to the development of
individualised health care plans by collection of data captured during a client’s
preliminary and ongoing health assessments. Assessment is based on a lifespan approach

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN403A Undertake basic client assessment


1. Collect data that contributes to client health care plan


2. Undertake client assessment for admission and discharge


3. Analyse client health assessment data and observations


4. Contribute to the development of individual care plans for clients


5. Prepare for client discharge

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Lectures, tutorials and simulations

Teaching Schedule

The schedule consists of 9 theoretical sessions commencing at theory 23 finishing at theory 51.
Nominal hours are  30 including three hours clinical experience.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Funnell, Koutoukidas and Lawrence. Tabner's Nursing Care 5E 2009 Elsevier Sydney 


• Lynn, P. 2008, Taylor’s Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach, LipponCott Wilkin & Williams.

Other Resources

Use of lecture notes
DVD Practical nursing SkillsAccess media

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include:
Observation in the workplace.
Written Assignments/projects, case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.
Questioning: written or verbal

Assessment Tasks

Evidence of essential knowledge and understanding may be provided by:
Case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice
Staff and/or client feedback
Supporting statement of supervisor
Authenticated evidence of relevant work experience and/or formal/informal learning
Role play simulation
Exam/ test

Assessment Matrix

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