Course Title: Analyse health information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: NURS5144C

Course Title: Analyse health information

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: S0001 - Medication Administration for Division 2 Nurses in Victoria

Course Contact: Sarah Birtles

Course Contact Phone: 9925 7573

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Vivienne Decleva - Program Coordinator, Certificate IV in Nursing
Phone - 9925 7539
Email -

Sarah Birtles - Coordinator, Medication Administration for Division 2 Registered Nurses
Phone - 9925 7573
Email -

Nominal Hours: 30

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

Division 2 Registered Nurse

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the application of an in-depth level of knowledge of anatomy & physiology required to analyse available health information in relation to specific services to be provided in the health care setting

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAP501A Analyse health information


HLTAP501A /01 Analyse Health Information


HLTAP501A/02 Plan action(s) to address identified health status


HLTAP501A/03 Implement services

Learning Outcomes

Demonstration & application of in-depth knowledge of human anatomy & physiology in the delivery of specific services in the health care setting

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in formal lectures
Participation in simulations of health assessment
Participation in class discussions & group work
Perform elements of competence as designated to the required standard during clinical placement

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1 & Semester 2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Marieb, E. 2006 Essentials of anatomy and physiology Benjamin Cummings: San Fransisco 

Crisp, J and Taylor, C. 2009. Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing. 2nd Ed Elsevier: Sydney


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

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Case Study
Clinical Tool

Assessment Tasks

Observation and assessment in the workplace with questioning to address appropriate application of knowledge.
Case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice

Assessment Matrix

A case study will be handed out at the commencement of the course, for completion once all the hours have been delivered.
The case study will constitute 100% of the required marks.
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.

Students will be given the assignment & the grading guide at the commencement of each course

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