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, Quizzes, Report
Topic description

This topic will develop the knowledge and skills required to understand a range of body systems (cardiac, respiratory, integumentary, GIT, musculo-skeletal, special senses) and undertake a related nursing assessment.

Educational aims

This topic aims to introduce the physical dimensions of being human, including physiological changes in humans across the lifespan, and to develop skills to conduct a nursing health assessment at a beginning level.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Examine normal human body structure and function across the lifespan (cardiac, respiratory, integumentary, GIT, elimination, musculo-skeletal, special senses)
  2. Apply foundational communication and psychomotor skills to undertake a nursing health assessment
  3. Apply professional standards to the physical assessment of a person recognizing changes across the lifespan

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.