Comprehensive health assessment of the older person workshops

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About the workshops

The workshops involve three days of interactive, hands-on skills development, aided by simulation mannequins.

The Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Older Person workshop provides nurses who work with older people with content and skills development in the areas of:

  • clinical reasoning and general assessment skills
  • communication of assessment – professional issues
  • musculoskeletal assessment
  • nutrition, metabolism and elimination assessment
  • cardiovascular assessment
  • respiratory assessment
  • cognitive and perceptual assessment
  • psychosocial assessment

The workshops are designed for nurses working in:

  • residential aged care
  • acute and sub-acute hospitals
  • the community
  • GP practice

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Our facilitators are nurse educators who have excellent clinical experience in a range of health care settings. They are also experienced in teaching comprehensive health assessment to nurses across the health sector. One of our facilitators will come fully equipped to your facility or aged care service to deliver these workshops. All participants receive a comprehensive resource manual which includes the eight health assessment modules, links to other resources and a copy of all the presentation slides.

This workshop is equivalent to eighteen (18) hours of continuing professional education.

Please note: workshops are restricted to 20 participants to optimise the learning.

To find out more about the health assessment visit the Department of Health, Aged Care in Victoria.

Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions prior to registering.


For more information on holding an in-house or hosted workshop, contact:
Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC), La Trobe University
T: +61 3 9479 6607

“Excellent course! It should be mandatory for all nurses working in aged care to attend. So very informative and useful” - past workshop participant

“Very beneficial, relevant, practical and comprehensive course. Highly recommend anyone working with the older person to attend” - past workshop participant