Assist with autopsy

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 HLTMT304D, 'Assist with autopsy'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare body for autopsy

1.1 Confirm details of autopsy

1.2 Liaise with medical officer as appropriate

1.3 Obtain and prepare relevant equipment

1.4 Correctly prepare, fix and label specimen containers

1.5 Obtain body and check identification

1.6 Use personal protective equipment

1.7 Correctly follow checking processes

2. Assist during autopsy

2.1 Follow medical officer's instructions

2.2 Arrange and prepare for medical imaging and photography as required

2.3 Perform routine photography and complete photographic documentation

2.4 Eviscerate body following medical officer's instructions

2.5 Remove implants and pacemakers as required

2.6 Undertake and record weighing and volume measurements

2.7 Assist with collection of specimens

2.8 Follow procedures for preservation of organs and other collected specimens

2.9 Complete organ retention and specimen documentation in line with relevant legislation and organisation policy and procedure

2.10 Reconstruct, clean and restore body to acceptable condition for viewing, and to facilitate the post-release need for Funeral Directors to acceptably present the body to families

2.11 Prepare body for storage and return for refrigeration storage

3. Clean autopsy room

3.1 Clean equipment and store safely

3.2 Sterilise equipment as required

3.3 Clean work area according to infection control policy and procedures

3.4 Safely dispose of waste in accordance with organisation policy and procedure

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTMT304D appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT32512 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • HLT32012 - Certificate III in Mortuary Theatre Practice