Undertake basic health assessments

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTAHW007, 'Undertake basic health assessments'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake basic health assessments' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Obtain client information

1.1 Establish a relationship of trust with the client by demonstrating and respecting confidentiality

1.2 Use effective, culturally appropriate and safe communication to gain information from the client and/or significant others about general health, chronic conditions and specific presenting problems including any medications being taken

1.3 Access available documentation and written sources of information in relation to client’s health

1.4 Consult relevant allied health professionals about client’s health

1.5 Accurately record client information on client file according to organisation procedures and policies

2. Perform basic physical examination

2.1 Explain the purpose and procedures involved in the examination to the client using culturally appropriate and safe communication skills

2.2 Confirm client understanding and gain client consent to the examination

2.3 Consider and respect Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community values, beliefs and gender roles when undertaking examination

2.4 Conduct examination according to organisation procedures and policies, standard infection control and workplace health and safety requirements

2.5 Accurately record measurements and findings and identify any significant variation from normal ranges according to organisational procedures

2.6 Identify non-clinical factors potentially responsible for significant variations identified and repeat assessments as required

2.7 Use, maintain and regularly clean medical equipment according to organisational procedures, standard infection control and workplace health and safety requirements

3. Summarise and present findings

3.1 Accurately document client history and examination findings in the client’s file in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

3.2 Present and discuss client history and findings of physical examination with primary health care team according to organisational policies and procedures

3.3 Identify common, uncomplicated health conditions based on history, physical examination and available information about presenting problem

3.4 Recognise and assess self-management issues for clients with chronic conditions with primary health care team

3.5 Promptly inform senior health staff about serious or potentially serious health problems including chronic conditions, according to organisational procedures and policies

3.6 Identify and confirm with supervisor issues arising out of examination requiring mandatory notification

3.7 Report notifiable diseases identified to supervisor and/or an appropriate authority in line with jurisdictional requirements

4. Support client’s physical wellbeing

4.1 Explain findings of physical examination to client in a culturally appropriate and safe manner according to organisation policies and procedures

4.2 Support client to improve and maintain health through a self-care approach and provide brief intervention as required

4.3 Discuss with the client and/or significant others any identified barriers and options to self care for clients with chronic conditions

4.4 Check for client understanding of information and encourage client to ask questions about health care