NUR 415 - Advanced Health Assessment -- Lifespan
4 credits ( 3 didactic hours / 1 lab hour )
This graduate level course focuses on providing students with advanced knowledge and skills in health assessment of individuals across the lifespan within the context of the advanced practice role. Building on undergraduate preparation, principles of complex interviewing and history-taking, diagnostic reasoning, and advanced physical, psychosocial, cultural, developmental, and environmental assessments are presented. From a functional and developmental base, the course emphasizes techniques for recognition of common abnormal findings, identification of risk factors, and documentation of assessment findings. This course includes opportunities for hands-on practice of physical assessment skills, simulation, and case-based activities with ongoing feedback.