Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: NURS5369C

Course Title: Confirm physical health status

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

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kate Lamble


Nominal Hours: 90

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 describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
This unit applies to individuals working directly with clients and who assist in the provision of health care services. Some disciplines may be subject to state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status


1. Obtain information about physical health status

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Obtain accurate information about physical health status through observation, questioning or review of documentation 1.2 Interpret information based on understanding of the structure and functioning of body systems 1.3 Use information to identify any actual or potential problems regarding health status 1.4 Take into account factors that may have impacted on an identified physical condition


2. Check physical health status

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Make checks of client health status prior to delivery of health intervention using knowledge of body systems 2.2 Clarify significance of physical health status in relation to a particular intervention in line with job role and organisation requirements 2.3 Clarify implications and significance of physical health status with appropriate people in the case of uncertainty or limits on own capability or authority


3. Identify variations from normal physical health status

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify variations from normal health status using standard methods and protocols 3.2 Identify potential factors responsible for significant variations from normal health status 3.3 Identify potential risk factors associated with variations from normal health status 3.4 Recognise and refer potentially serious issues in line with organisation requirements

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency.

Details of Learning Activities

One three hour class per week which include wetlab prac sessions. 

Teaching Schedule

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Marieb/Hoehn, Human Anatomy & Physiology, 9e - Open Access


Anatomy & Physiology; Crash course

Overview of Assessment

 Assessment Tasks

 1. Weekly Turnitin Submission.

2. Practical Demonstration in Clinic

Assessment Tasks


You are required to submit weekly assessments via turn it in.

Please check the CANVAS shell for the submission template. 

You also required to complete your scheduled clinic sessions and confirm the physical health status of 3 different people with 3 different conditions.  This is recorded in your student clinic logbook. 



Assessment Matrix

Other Information


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