NUR 412 - Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment and Care of Well Children and Adolescents

5 credits ( 3 didactic hours / 2 clinical hours )

112 clinical hours
Prerequisite:
Undergraduate health assessment within 5 years or NUR363 (Health assessment refresher).

Description:

This graduate level course provides the theoretical and clinical foundation for advanced comprehensive pediatric health assessment. Students will develop the necessary expertise to provide primary health care to well children and adolescents. Students will gain experience interviewing pediatric clients and their families and providing relevant anticipatory guidance, using age-appropriate techniques. Students will engage in health teaching regarding common pediatric health care concerns, including the provision of nutritional and breastfeeding advice, immunization guidance, promotion of healthy habits, safety promotion and injury prevention, and the management of common child behavioral issues. In addition, students will apply health and developmental screening techniques, and conduct age-appropriate physical examinations of infants, children and adolescents. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of normal and abnormal findings, as well as assessment of growth and development. Diagnostic reasoning analysis using the techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation will be applied to all body systems, and the process of differential diagnosis will be developed. Course content will support students' clinical experience in the provision of primary health care to well infants, children, adolescents, and their families. Family and PMH NP students take this course as part of their enrollment in NUR410, Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan.

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