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NS5346 - Advanced Health Assessment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Mini clinical examinations [must pass] - (%)
  • Case study - (50%)
  • Oral presentation - (50%).
NS5901 NS5902


JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 14-May-2020
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Helena Harrison, Dr Clare Fenwick, <Person not found>.
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

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.