COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

NSG5CHA

Not currently offered

Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop critical thinking skills in the performance of a comprehensive health assessment on patients from a diverse population that respects cultural diversity, spiritual expression and ethical values. The focus is on acquiring advanced levels of knowledge in lifespan anatomy and physiology. Students will develop skills in immediate and follow-up health assessment, initiation and interpretation of diagnostics and pharmacology on health assessment findings and be able to make clinical decisions that optimise outcomes for patients, be they in hospital or the community. This subject is undertaken fully online via the Learning Management System (LMS), which is an internet-based environment & is easily accessible using a computer with a web browser at any of the University's campuses. For further information about technical requirements if you intend to use LMS from home: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/studentlmsinfo/internet.html

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorPauline Wong

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects NSG4CHA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must provide evidence of approved health facility access to a minimum of 140-hours of supervised clinical experience that is commensurate with being able to achieve the clinical competencies of this subject.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsJarvis's Physical Examination & Health Assessment (ANZ Edition)PrescribedForbes, H. & Watt, E. (2012)ELSEVIER SAUNDERS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
ReadingsHuman Anatomy & PhysiologyRecommendedMarieb, E. (2010)8TH EDN, USA: PEARSON BENJAMIN CUMMINGS

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