Course Title: Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

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Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

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Course Description


This course describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the care of a person with chronic health problems by performing nursing interventions that support the person’s needs and assist them in maintaining an optimal lifestyle.


This course applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.


This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

This course includes clinical placement

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems


1. Identify impact of chronic health problems on a person, family or carer.

2. Contribute to a coordinated service approach.

Learning Outcomes

The critical learning for this course takes place in clinical placement within the health sector and within simulations in RMIT laboratories.

You will be instructed in skills through demonstration, modelling and role-play. Skills development is supported by lectures on theory and underpinning knowledge, classroom discussions, group work, research and reflective practice.



On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify impact of chronic health problems on a person, family or carer.

    1.1 Identify the person’s chronic health problem and research possible impact of the condition on body systems and a person’s ability to perform daily living activities.

    1.2 Seek information from the person, and as appropriate, with family or carer to confirm their understandings of the condition and its impact.

    1.3 Identify current treatments and determine available resources and support services by seeking information from interdisciplinary health team or the person.

    1.4 Identify community based care services that are available for the person with a need for restorative or rehabilitation care.

    1.5 Actively involve the person in the development of strategies to self-manage their condition.

  2. Contribute to a coordinated service approach.

    2.1 Identify current contribution of other agencies and professionals in supporting the person.

    2.2 Identify the level and type of contribution and support made by family or carer.

    2.3 Identify and meet own role and responsibilities in communicating and reporting the person’s response to nursing interventions.

    2.4 Respond to variations in the person’s needs in the context of a coordinated service approach.

    2.5 Contribute to health education and evaluate the person’s understanding of their chronic health problems in consultation with interdisciplinary health team.

Overview of Assessment


Assessment Tasks


Assessment Task 1: Clinical Placement and Skills Evidence Record

This assessment task supports Course learning Outcome (CLOs) 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: 
Case Studies

This assessment task supports CLO 2 and knowledge assessment


Assessment Task 3: Test

This assessment task supports knowledge assessment

You will be provided with an assessment overview for the course and a descriptor for each assessment task.

Feedback is provided on each assessment.