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NS5348 - Applied Health Assessment for Advanced Practice

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

This subject is designed to build on the knowledge and skills gained in NS5346 (Advanced Health Assessment) with the aim of identifying deviations from normal health states. Students will further develop clinical reasoning skills relevant to advanced health assessment and apply knowledge of pathophysiology to conduct comprehensive and systematic health assessments.

Learning Outcomes

  • conduct advanced, culturally competent and comprehensive health assessment to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings in clinical assessment;
  • integrate knowledge of clinical symptomatology, health assessment findings, pathophysiology, and diagnostics to prioritise clinical care and appropriate referral to the broader multidisciplinary healthcare team;
  • critically reflect on clinical skills and competencies for advanced practice;
  • explain clinical findings and justify related care plans.
Prerequisites: NS5346
NS5901 NS5902


JCU Online, External, Study Period 84
Census Date 18-Jul-2019
Coordinator: Ms Danielle Peel
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Ms Danielle Peel, Dr Clare Fenwick, Dr Susan Edwards.
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 (60%); reflective paper (40%).

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.