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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: 1505
Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval
Date: May 09 to Jun 20, 2019
Location: CE Lab E415
Time: Thursdays, 8am-4pm hours


Section: 515
CRN: 1511
Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval
Date: May 11 to Jul 13, 2019
Location: CE Lab E415
Time: Saturdays, 0800-1600 hours


Section: 525
CRN: 1512
Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval
Date: May 13 to Jul 08, 2019
Location: Ce Lab E415, except 06/03 in E455
Time: Mondays, 9am-5pm hours


Section: 545
CRN: 3164
Prerequisites: RN/RPN, or program advisor approval
Date: May 08 to Aug 14, 2019
Location: CE Lab E415
Time: Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm hours


Contact Information:

Program Assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 4868
cehealthsciences@humber.ca

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