Course Title: Analyse health information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: NURS5319C

Course Title: Analyse health information

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 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Coordinator; Pam Maher

Phone: 9925 5299


Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisite:

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

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

This unit of competency is co delivered with HLTEN503B Contribute to client Assessment and developing nursing care plans.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP501C Analyse health information


1. Analyse health information


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


3. Implement services


1. Analyse health information
2. Plan action(s) to address identified health status
3. Implement services

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
2.1 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.
3.1 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 work health and safety (WHS) 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

At the end of this course students should be able to:

• Analyse health information
• Plan action(s) to address identified health status
• Implement services

Details of Learning Activities

Group work

Self directed learning



Teaching Schedule

Lesson 1  Assessment

Lesson 2  Diagnosis

Lesson 3  Planning

Lesson 4  Implementation & Evaluation

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Brown, D., Edwards, H. (eds) 2014, 4th Ed., Lewis' medical surgical nursing: assessment and management of clinical problems. Marrickville, NSW. Elsevier Australia


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge for this competency will be assessed via the following methods

  • Written Examination / Assessment
  • Case Studies
  • Diagnostics quiz

Assessment Tasks

Diagnostic Test


Assessment Matrix

See assessment matrix on Blackboard

Other Information

Re-submission of Assessment

Re-submission for students who have attempted to undertake assessment and attended all lab sessions will be given a further opportunity to demonstrate competence.

Re-submission may be granted on the recommendation of the teacher to the program coordinator.

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