Biophysical Processes and Health Assessment
This course is designed to build on students knowledge and clinical skills in physical and mental health assessment to develop the diagnostic skills required for advanced health assessment and care planning. Students develop their knowledge of pathophysiology to inform their clinical responses and their ability to judiciously order and interpret diagnostics. The course further focuses on the development of the skills required to deliver holistic patient-centred care in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams. This is a mandatory course in the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) Program.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
Trimester 3 - 2014
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Successful completion of this course will enable the student to:
NB: For students enrolled in the MN (NP) or MMHN (NP) undertaking this course, the clinical assessment component of this course is linked to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (2006) Competency Standards for the Nurse Practitioner.
Introduction to the course Review of pathophysiology Advanced health assessment (physical and mental) Clinical reasoning and diagnostic skills Pathology tests, medical imaging and health assessment Incorporating current evidence and clinical guidelines in assessment and care planning Holistic nursing practice Collaborative practice in a interdisciplinary team Case presentation skills
|Assumed Knowledge||Currently employed in an advanced practice nursing role with a minimum of one year of advanced clinical practice. Advanced level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology and recently revised pathophysiology. Developing skills in health assessment and clinical decision making.|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for NURS66201|