Course Title: Analyse health information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: NURS5143C

Course Title: Analyse health information

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5207 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Priya Atkinson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4212

Course Contact Email:

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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

This unit should be assessed after achievement of the following related competency unit:
•    HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status
The unit should also be assessed in conjunction with competency unit(s) related to planning/delivery of specific health care services (e.g. complementary therapies, nursing or dental care)

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the application of in-depth level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to analyse available health information in relation to specific services to be provided

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP501A Analyse health information


1.    Analyse health information

Performance Criteria:

1.1    Analyse client health information in relation to planning services and in line with organisation requirements
1.2    Recognise normal readings on the findings of available tests, observations and physical assessments that assist in determining health status
1.3    Use detailed knowledge to identify common pathophysiologies (or changing pathologies) through observation and analysis of associated available information
1.4    Identify the likely impact of specific interventions


2.    Plan action(s) to address identified health status

Performance Criteria:

2.1    Apply detailed understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of disease to take a problem solving approach to plan services to reflect identified health status and address needs.
2.2    Consider and note implications of any contra-indications in relation to health assessment findings.
2.3    Document action plan in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.


3.    Implement services

Performance Criteria:

3.1    Make informed decisions to implement the action plan based on in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology in relation to specific services provided.
3.2    Provide services in accordance with the action plan, organisation policies and procedures and occupational health and safety requirements.
3.3    Maintain current, complete, accurate and relevant records for each client contact.
3.4    Monitor impact of services in line with job role and organisation policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn to participate in face to face and online learning as well as applying skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning.

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via the internet at  You will also find a range of weblinks and recommended journals and textbooks.  

To facilitate learning we strongly encourage using a range of communication tools between yourself/lecturer and other students by using the online learning platform.

Teaching Schedule

This unit of competency is delivered in Remedial Massage Assessment.
Classes run on Monday and Wednesday morning from 10.30 til 12.30 during the normal semester period. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Marieb, E & Hoehn, K, 2007, Human Anatomy & Physiology, 7th Edn, Benjamin Cummings Int. 


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of examinations, quizzes, practical demonstration, work based assessment or simulation, submission of your learning and assessment guide and assignments

Assessment Tasks

Written Assessment
Students are required to complete 4 online assessments and one written exam for this unit. 

Practical Assessment
One Workplace Simulation Case Study
Four regional skill assessment throughout the semester.
One Wetlab Assessment

Assessment Matrix

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