Health Assessment (NURS1002)

UNIT OF STUDY

Health assessment of individuals, families and groups is the foundation of accurate nursing judgements, and is a process that occurs with each nurse-patient encounter. It represents the first step of the practice thinking framework which will be introduced in this unit of study. The student will be introduced to the theoretical and practice aspects of health assessment and how assessment assists in making clinical judgements that form the basis for planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care. Processes to collect physiological, psychosocial, developmental, sociocultural and spiritual data, in both objective and subjective forms will be discussed and students' skills in the use of health assessment tools developed.

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Classes

13x2-hr lectures, 6x2-hr tutorials, 12x2-hr labs, clinical placements (80 hours)

Assessment

online activities (15%), written exam (50%), on-campus clinical practice package e-portfolio (25%), on-campus clinical performance appraisal/video assessment (10%) and off-campus clinical placement

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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