523 Advanced Health Assessment Child and Family

This course analyzes physiological, psychological, sociological, spiritual, cultural, and ethical dimensions of assessment of women, children and families. The process of diagnostic reasoning is emphasized as the primary means of collecting and analyzing data obtained from the patient history, physical examination, and diagnostic procedures. Through the 64 hours of practicum experience, students refine technical and interpersonal skills required for advanced health assessment, including interview techniques, history taking, physical assessment, and diagnosis based on information received. Normal and abnormal physical findings are differentiated and recognition of need for collaboration or consultation with additional healthcare providers is emphasized. Content will focus on the use of diagnostics such as laboratory studies, radiographs, and instrumentation/monitoring devices. Prerequisites: 500, 504 and 508 or with consent of instructor. 3 S.H. (2/1)