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Patient Assessment - Post Graduate

Course Code: POST 500

This theoretical course is designed to assist nurses to refine their assessment skills to a higher level in order to obtain data to complete the health history and physical examination of a variety of adult clients. Assessment throughout the lifespan along with cultural and spiritual differences of adult clients will be discussed. The content will focus on culture and diversity, communication and therapeutic nurse or client relationships, safety, interviewing, history-taking, pain and physical and psychosocial assessments. The following systems respiratory, cardiovascular gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, musculoskeletal and neurological will be examined across the lifespan. Emphasis will focus on differentiating normal from abnormal findings to assist the nurse to move appropriately from data collection to nursing diagnosis. Students are expected to take an active role in group discussion, assessment, demonstrations and practice. The learning format will include in-class and online methodologies, such as lectures, reflective practice, case studies, demonstrations and critical discussions.

Required Text: Jarvis, C. (2014). In Browne, A., McDonald-Jenkins, J., & Luckktar-Flude, M. (Eds.), Physical Examination and Health Assessment: Canadian Edition (2nd ed). Toronto: Elsevier.


Section: 505
CRN: 7681
Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval
Date: Jan 06 to Feb 10, 2020
Location: Humber North Campus, Lab E415
Time: Mondays, 0900-1700 hours


Section: 515
CRN: 7682
Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval
Date: Mar 02 to Apr 06, 2020
Location: Humber North Campus, Lab E415
Time: Mondays, 0900-1700 hours


Section: 535
CRN: 7684
Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval
Date: Jan 09 to Apr 09, 2020
Location: Humber North Campus, Lab E415
Time: Thursdays, 1800-2100 hours


Section: 545
CRN: 7689
Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval
Date: Mar 07 to Apr 11, 2020
Location: Humber North Campus, Lab E415
Time: Saturdays, 0800-1600 hours


Section: 555
CRN: 7690
Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval
Date: Jan 07 to Apr 07, 2020
Location: Humber North Campus, Lab E415
Time: Tuesdays, 1800-2100 hours


Section: 565
CRN: 7691
Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval
Date: Mar 11 to Apr 15, 2020
Location: Humber North Campus, Lab E415
Time: Wednesdays,  0800-1600 hours


Contact Information:

The Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness, Department of Continuing Education
Program Assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 4868
cehealthsciences@humber.ca

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