Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: NURS5236C

Course Title: Confirm physical health status

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4932

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 90

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This unit of competency does  not require pre-requisites.

This unit of competency is a pre-requisite for  other units within the Diploma of Nursing Program.

Course Description

This unit of competency describes a detailed level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to confirm physical health status. 

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge with the aid on summative assessments online and practical assessments.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status


1. Obtain information about physical health status

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Structure and functioning of body systems

1.2 Factors that impact on physical conditions

1.3 Obtain information through observation and questioning



2.Check physical health status

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Check health status of body systems

2.2 Link health status to interventions

2.3 Clarify implications of health status



3.Identify variations from normal physical health status

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identification of signs and symptoms

3.2 Identification of contributing factors

3.3 Identification of risk factors

3.4 Recognise serious health issues



Learning Outcomes

Students will be presented with;

  • Information relating to structure and function (Anatomy and Physiology) of the human body.
  • Common problems of the human body.
  • Factors which impact physical health.

Students will be able to confirm the physical health status of individuals presenting with different conditions, using anatomical and physiological information.

Details of Learning Activities


Students will have access via Blackboard to short video tutorials outlining relevant anatomy and physiology of a region are delivered over a course of 12 weeks. Each topic on the learning hub (Blackboard) has a quiz related to it.

It is strongly recommended that you attempt these and attend the tutorial classes. You will have unlimited attempt at these formative quizzes (practice assessments) 

Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule for  BF11 Onshore Students.



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

To meet the requirements of this course, students must

  • successfully complete 12 online tests directed to 12 different organ systems
  • perform client assessments on  people presenting with different conditions


Assessment Tasks




Performance evidence/Practical Component


You must be able to demonstrate that you are able to:

·         obtain

·         correctly interpret and

·         use


anatomical and physiological client information to check the physical health status on two occasions in a simulated environment on  dates specified in the blackboard shell based on your section code enrolment


You need to obtain 100% in all 12 Summative Quizzes AND be deemed satisfactory in the practical component of your assessment in order to be deemed competent for this course.

Summative Assessments:

You will be required to complete 12 Online Tests on the following topics:

1.  Cells, tissues and organs

2.  Integumentary System

3.  Musculo-Skeletal System

4.  Nervous System

5.  Special Senses

6.  Endocrine system

7.  Cardiovascular  System

8.  Respiratory System

9.  Lymphatic & Immune Systems

10.Digestive System

11.Urinary System

12.Reproductive System 


All 12 online tests need to be completed by the dates specified in the Learning Management system related to students specific section code.

You are required to obtain a 100% mark for each of the online test topics.

You will be allowed three attempts for each online test.

Each attempt will contain different questions due to a random selection pool.

You will have a maximum of 60 minutes per attempt.



Assessment Matrix

As per Blackboard Matrix

Other Information

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