Course Title: Implement and monitor care of the older person

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5417 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Implement and monitor care of the older person

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 75

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Important Information:

Please note that this course will have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.
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Course Contact: Rosemarie Russell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 7478

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Course Description

In this course, you will gain knowledge of the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform nursing interventions to support the social and emotional wellbeing and nursing care needs of the older person in care.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTENN045 Implement and monitor care of the older person


1. Respond to health requirements of an older person.

2. Contribute to the plan of care for an older person.

3. Apply nursing practice in the aged care environment.

4. Identify requirements and address issues in aged care nursing practice.

5. Use strategies related to the progressive and variable nature of cognitive impairment.

6. Develop and implement strategies to minimise impact of responsive behaviours.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.