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NS5348 - Applied Health Assessment for Advanced Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Mini-CEX (Sat/Unsat); AND Written > Reflection/reflective task (40%) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve satisfactory for the mini-CEX; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

Prerequisites: NS5346
NS5901 NS5902


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 15-Jul-2021
Coordinator: Ms Cheryl Hunt
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Helena Harrison, Ms Danielle Peel, Dr Clare Fenwick, Ms Kate Hurley, Mrs Anita Dunn, Dr Nasreena Waheed.
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.