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Advanced Health Assessment
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The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
On completion of this course students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Perform a comprehensive person-centred assessment.
- Critically reflect on how clinical decisions are made and barriers which may impede effective decision making.
- Analyse the findings from a comprehensive assessment and relate to the person’s current presentation and underlying pathology
- Demonstrate clinical reasoning and a person centred approach to the development of a nursing care plan.
- Critique a range of clinical assessment tools
- Engage in critical refection to improve practice.
- Apply evidence-based practice when engaging in nursing assessment and care planning.
- The nurse’s role in health assessment and clinical decision making
- Health assessment
- Assessment of oxygenation and perfusion
- Assessment of consciousness and neurological function
- Assessment of elimination
- Assessment of physical comfort
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
This course advances the student’s knowledge and capability in performing a comprehensive person centred clinical assessment. Students will critique a range of tools used in clinical assessment and reflect on their use in practice. Clinical reasoning and making sound judgements are predicated on a comprehensive assessment and students will analyse assessment findings in relation to the person’s current condition and develop plans of care. Reflection is central to self-assessment and self-improvement. Therefore, students will engage in reflective processes that will enable them to self-assess and evaluate both achievement of the course learning outcomes and their progress in advancing their capability in clinical assessment.
- Online blog posts (20%)
- Seminar presentation (20%)
- Self assessment (30%)
- Written case study (30%)
Current study term: 01 Aug 21 to 05 Nov 21
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