Practical Nursing Health Assessment

Course Code: NURS 104

Academic Year: 2021-2022

This theoretical course is designed to provide practical nursing students with the requisite knowledge and skills required to perform patient health assessments across the lifespan. Encompassing a nursing approach, the emphasis of this course is on normal findings with an introduction to abnormal findings. The content focuses on culture and diversity, communication and therapeutic nurse or client relationship, safety, interviewing, history-taking, pain and physical and psychosocial assessments. The following systems are examined across the lifespan: integumentary, head and neck, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, musculoskeletal and neurological.