Course Title: Confirm physical health status

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: NURS5236C

Course Title: Confirm physical health status

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4932

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Pam Maher

9925 4299

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

This unit of competency does  not require pre-requisites.

This unit of competency is a pre-requisite for  other units within the Diploma of Nursing Program.

Course Description

This unit of competency describes a detailed level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to confirm physical health status. 

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge with the aid on summative assessments online and practical assessments.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status


1. Obtain information about physical health status


2.Check physical health status


3.Identify variations from normal physical health status

Learning Outcomes

Students will be presented with;

  • Information relating to structure and function (Anatomy and Physiology) of the human body.
  • Common problems of the human body.
  • Factors which impact physical health.

Students will be able to confirm the physical health status of individuals presenting with different conditions, using anatomical and physiological information.

Details of Learning Activities

Refer to the latest timetable on Blackboard for actual days.

Learning Strategies may be in the form of;
• Lectures
• Group work
• Facilitated class discussion
• Self-directed learning
• Presentations

Teaching Schedule

Lesson 1 Body Organisation & Chemistry
Lesson 2 Cells & Tissues
Lesson 3 Brain & Cranial Nerves
Lesson 4 Spinal Cord & Peripheral Nerves
Lesson 5 Endocrine System
Lesson 6 Blood
Lesson 7 Heart
Lesson 8 Blood Vessels
Lesson 9 Lymphatic & Immune Systems
Lesson 10 Respiratory System
Lesson 11 Urinary System
Lesson 12 Digestive System
Lesson 13 Skin
Lesson 14 Sensory System
Lesson 15 Reproductive System
Lesson 16 Muscular System
Lesson 17 Skeletal System
WET LAB NO. 1 Heart Dissection
WET LAB NO. 2 Kidney Dissection
WET LAB NO. 3 Skeletal Bones (Long Bone & Skeleton)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Marieb, E.N. ‘Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology’ and ‘Workbook’ (TEXTBOOK PACK)                   


Other Resources

PowerPoint Files, Resource Study Sheets, Web Links

Overview of Assessment

To meet the requirements of this course, students must

  • successfully complete 12 online tests directed to 12 different organ systems
  • perform client assessments on  people presenting with different conditions


Assessment Tasks

Online Quiz x 10 topics

WET LAB Attendance & Activity Sheets x 3

Success in each task must be achieved in order to be deemed competent for the unit.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This unit of competency must be successfully completed as it is a pre requisite to other courses within the program.

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