Course Title: Analyse and respond to client health information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: NURS5359C

Course Title: Analyse and respond to client health information

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 60

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

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse client health information and then to plan appropriate health services within scope of own role. It requires an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology. This unit applies to individuals who plan and provide services with some level of autonomy. Some disciplines will require a state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information


1. Assess client health status

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 Identify pathophysiologies, or changing pathologies, through observation, physical assessment and analysis of other available information

1.4 Identify the likely impact of specific interventions


2. Plan action to address identified health status

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Apply detailed understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of disease to a problem solving approach to service planning.

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.

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency above. 

Details of Learning Activities


All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT at A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as: • Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course • Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning • Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a valuable part of your learning experience • Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics • Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course and debate and discuss ideas • Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health information • Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts • To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform • It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice assessment, treatment and palpation techniques


Teaching Schedule

Refer to CANVAS for clinic rosters.  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

  1. Clinic Skills Checklist
  2. Students must attend and be punctual to all rostered clinic shifts. 

Assessment Tasks


1. Clinic Skills Checklist (please see attached). This is to be completed during student clinic shifts. 

 The tasks to be assessed within this unit replicate the necessary skills and knowledge required to monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments within the industry


  • Students must attend and be punctual to all rostered clinic shifts and WIL placements
  • Students will be assessed on treatments and clinic management within the student remedial massage clinic. In the student manual (available in student academic folder and blackboard) is a remedial massage treatment protocol document which outlines what is required to be deemed satisfactory for each session.
  • Outside placements with industry partners (WIL) - Supervised placement is required for your portfolio of evidence 

In order to gain competency in this course, students must complete ALL assessment activities AND gain a satisfactory mark in each assessment activity.




Assessment Matrix

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