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NURS 5406

Advanced Health Assessment

Four semester hours, two theory, six clinical.

This course explores the method of collecting a comprehensive data base, including complete functional assessment, health history, and physical examination for patients/clients of all ages and in all phases of individual and family life style. Students will learn key symptom-focused physical exams. Communication of findings maintaining privacy and terseness and meeting legal standards of documentation are emphasized. Students will begin formulating differential diagnoses after interpreting the collected data. The clinical portion offers the opportunity to perform and interpret assessments on patients.

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