12 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
12 x 2-hour workshops per semester
12 x 7-hour independent studies per semester
Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
Enrolment not permitted
NURS1022 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s); Examination (40%); Practical Work; Weekly on-line quizzes.
Topic description
This topic introduces students to the physical dimensions of being human and their application to health assessment.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to:

  • introduce the physical dimensions of being human

  • develop skills to conduct a health assessment at a beginning level

  • introduce changes in humans across the lifespan

  • develop an awareness of the repository of online resources the community can use to learn about and monitor the human body.

Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • describe and understand normal parameters of human structure and function

  • describe the overall plan of the body, and the relation of the internal body plan to surface structures

  • name the organ systems within the body and the organs associated with each system

  • describe the ageing process of the body as it relates to the organ systems

  • identify biological and physical changes that occur with ageing

  • identify the Australian health priorities across the lifespan

  • conduct and document a preliminary physical assessment of a person consistent with professional and ethical conventions.