Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: NURS5209C

Course Title: Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3262 - Certificate III in Aged Care

Course Contact : Susan Russell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254637

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Nominal Hours: 70

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

Not Applicable

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology required to recognise body systems and their components and to identify and refer alterations associated with the functiong of the human body in the context of the health care work. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP301A Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context


1. Applyknowledge of the basic atructure of the healthy human body

2. Apply basic knowledge of the factors that support healthy functioning of the body


Performance Criteria:

1.1 Use accepted health terminology to describe the normal structure, function and location of the major body systems
1.2 Apply a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of maintaining a healthy body
1.3 Work with knowledge of the major components of each body system and their location in relation to other structures 

2.1 Work with a basic understanding of how to maintain the whole body in an overall state of health
2.2 Work with a basic understanding of the relationships between body systems required to support healthy functioning

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes allows the applicant the knowledge and skills relating to the functions of this unit, such as client questioning and documentation of information, such as a medical history, usig a structed technique of pro forma for gathering and recording information.

Functions at this level require a broad overview of healthy functioning of the human body and practical aspects of disease managemnet.

Details of Learning Activities

Learners will participate in class room discussions, problem solving within individual and team groups. They will be encouraged to express their concerns and ideas both negative and positive. They will participate in role play scenarios in a simulated environment within the frame work of expected outcomes and discuss the reality of the outcomes via their own/trainers experience with in the appropriate work environment. They will participate in questionnaires, case studies and practical placement. All within the contents of this unit.

Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule is designed in a time table format, outlining the specific elements linked to specific units that will be taught on the said session and double up as a lesson plan. Scenarios, case studies, questionnaires, role plays, viewing DVDs and class discussions will be designed using the appropriate contents matching up with the performance criteria. As this unit is quite intense it is suggested that all learners attend each session, and is presented in a manner to cater for all individuals own learning strategy.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Learning resources are provided via booklets created to cover the essential information referring to the unit applied and are supplied to all learners attending the program. Updated handouts are also given to all students and frequent face to face discussion re dvd’s that may be viewed.

Overview of Assessment

The overview of assessment of this unit will include verbal and written questionnaires addressing the essential knowledge and skills of the basic structure and functions of the body systems and associated components, including; cardicvascular,respiratory,musculo-skeletal,endocrie, nervous, digestive,urinary, reproductive,integumentary, lymphatic and the special senses -smell - taste - vision - equilibrium and hearing, the body’s cells, tissues and organs. The assessment will also include basic maintenance of the healthy body. Throughout the assessment the applicant will demonstrate the ability to manage  the tasks use and articulate accurately common terminology related to human anatomy and physiology, apply essential knowledge as outlined to own work role.

Assessment Tasks

A leaner must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit. Assessments methods have been designed to achieve the competencies of this unit in a flexible manner and over a range of assessment tasks. Learners will participate in 100 hours of practical placement to demonstrate their essential knowledge and skills to meet the competencies and expected outcomes of this unit. Students will need to complete a practical placement competency matrix, signed and witnessed by the appropriate authorities to ensure the ability to perform their expected tasks meet the criteria of competencies for this unit.

Assessment Matrix

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