Course Code : NUR 230
Course Title : Health assessment
Credit hour : (1 + 3)
Pre-Requisite : NUR 122
I- Course Description:
The health assessment course is designed to provide students with clinical competence in interviewing techniques, approaches to health history taking, and physical examination assessment techniques. The theoretical content equips the students with a current and thorough knowledge of physical examination approach and history taking in order to establish database on clients in various health settings.
II- Course Objectives:
By the end of the course the student will be able to:
1- Utilize the principles of interviewing techniques in assessing client’s health status.
2- Obtain a comprehensive health history from clients in various health settings.
3- Acquire skill in performing the four fundamental techniques of health assessment "inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation".
4- Perform a complete, thorough and systemic physical examination on both adult and pediatric clients in various health settings.
5- Record and interpret findings of the health assessment accurately an completely.