Course Title: Implement basic nursing care

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: NURS5128C

Course Title: Implement basic nursing care

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C4203 - Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Contact: City: Carylin Lenehan/ Bundoora: Erica Keen

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837 / 9925 6649

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Vivienne Decleva 03 99257539

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

Not applicable

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the nursing care of clients in a range of health environments.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN405A Implement basic nursing care


1. Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients


2. Identify client needs relating to individualised nursing care


3. Assist clients in activities of daily living


4. Assist with the movement of clients


5. Prepare clients for procedures


6. Contribute to nursing care in consultation/ collaboration with registered nurse


7. Monitor and evaluate clients during care


8. Evaluate own contribution to nursing care

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in formal lectures
Participate in simulations of client assessment
Perform elements of competence as designated for this learning segment to the required standard during clinical placement

Teaching Schedule

Semester one and two

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Marieb, E. 2005 Essentials of anatomy and physiology Benjamin Cummings: San Fransisco
Crisp, J and Taylor, C. 2005. Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing. 2nd Ed Elsevier: Sydney


Chabner, DE. 2003 Medical Terminology: a short course Saunders: Philadelphia
Harris, P, Nagy, S and Vardaxis, N 2006 Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions Elsevier:Sydney

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include:
Observation in the workplace.
Written Assignments/projects, case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.
Questioning: written or verbal

Assessment Tasks

Evidence of essential knowledge and understanding may be provided by:
- Written assignments/case study
Case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice
Staff and/or client feedback
Supporting statement of supervisor
Work based clinical competency assessment
Role play simulation

Assessment Matrix

Short case study scenarios will be distributed for discussion throughout the course duration.
Assignment will be handed out at the commencement of the course, for completion once all the hours have been delivered. The assignment will constitute 100% of the required marks for both competencies.
Observation and assessment of clinical competencies will be ongoing during clinical placements.
To achieve competency assignment must be completed by due date and related clinical competencies achieved

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