Advanced Adult Health Assessment
This course focuses on developing advanced health assessment skills appropriate for delivery of primary care to the adult client. The course will provide the student with necessary skills to advance beyond basic history and physical examination to using initial diagnostic reasoning skills. Assessment skills will be refined for the determination of the health status of young, middle, and older adults in the clinical laboratory setting. Students will broaden their ability to recognize abnormal findings within the context of the physical examination. Core concepts will be included regarding promotion of health and wellness in the primary care setting. Emphasis will also be placed on the physical, developmental, psychosocial, and cultural dimension of clients in primary care. Practice sessions enable the student to refine history and physical assessment skills.
Prerequisite(s): MSN 6603, MSN 7703