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NS5346 - Advanced Health Assessment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject aims to provide students with the requisite knowledge and skills to complete system-specific and comprehensive health histories and physical examinations. The subject will expand the student's knowledge of the cognitive processes and psychomotor skills needed for comprehensive assessment of uncomplicated or healthy patients/clients across the lifespan. Students will develop effective clinical interviewing skills,history taking and advanced physical assessment skills in order to deliver holistic person-centered care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary health care team.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain a range of evidence based health conceptual frameworks integral to advanced health assessment in clinical practice;
  • describe components of system-specific and comprehensive health histories and physical examinations;
  • perform system specific and comprehensive health histories and physical examinations that include appropriate cultural, psychosocial, cognitive, genetic and developmental elements;
  • demonstrate clinical reasoning and decision making appropriate to their individual scope of practice.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NS5901 NS5902

Availabilities

JCU Online, External, Study Period 81
Census Date 24-Jan-2019
Coordinator: Ms Danielle Peel
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Susan Edwards, Ms Penny Harris.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Assessment: mini clinical examinations [must pass] (%); case study (50%); oral presentation (50%).

JCU Online, External, Study Period 85
Census Date 12-Sep-2019
Coordinator: Ms Danielle Peel
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Clare Fenwick.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Assessment: mini clinical examinations [must pass] (%); case study (50%); oral presentation (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.