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[Offered in odd-numbered years]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 1|
|Administered by:||College of Healthcare Sciences|
This subject aims to provide Nurse Practitioner students with the requisite knowledge and skills to complete system-specific and comprehensive health histories and physical examinations with an emphasis on clinical decision-making and diagnostic reasoning skills necessary to provide competent and safe patient/client care. As such, it expands the nurse's knowledge of cognitive processes and psychomotor skills needed for comprehensive assessment of patients/clients across the lifespan required for an advanced and extended scope of practice. Techniques and processes of performing a physical, mental, developmental and nutritional assessment, obtaining a health history, performing and interpreting selected laboratory diagnostic procedures, ordering and interpreting radiology and recording findings are core components of the subject. The student NP will work closely with their clinical supervisor with this subject in the workplace in presenting cases and being assessed with their practice.
|Study Period 1, External|
|Census Date 26-Mar-2015|
|Coord/Lect:||Assoc. Professor John Smithson.|
|Method of Delivery:||WWW - LearnJCU|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); tutorial attendance and participation (%); mini clinical examinations: one for each body system (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) (%); assignments (40%); clinical supervisor verification (cv required) (%).|
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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.