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Physical Assessment

Course Description:

This course provides nursing students with the basic principles, and knowledge necessary to perform a systematic appraisal of the adult’s health status and use critical thinking skills to identify actual or potential alterations in health. The focus is on health assessment and health promotion activities with healthy individuals As well as on the physical, developmental, psychosocial, and cultural dimension of client's health. Emphasis will be placed on interviewing skills in taking a health history and differentiating between normal and abnormal physical findings. Diagnostic reasoning process will be applied related to adult health for recognition of common health problems when conducting a head-to-toe physical examination.