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Physical Assessment (BSN)
ADV PHYS ASSES
CLASS CODE: NURS 327 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course uses the conceptual framework to help the student gain advanced assessment skills to improve patient care.
DESCRIPTION: This course uses the conceptual framework to help the student gain advanced assessment skills to improve patient care.
TOPICS:
OBJECTIVES: By the completion of the course the student will be able to:

1. Conduct a complete health history and record the data.
2. Demonstrate sensitivity to patients of different races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status when conducting a health history.
3. Identify expected findings relevant to growth and development throughout the life span.
4. Conduct a complete health and physical assessment.
5. Document a complete health and physical assessment.
6. Discuss barriers to critical thinking in reaching nursing diagnoses.
7. Describe how pediatric emergency assessment differs from adult emergency assessment.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Student learning will be evaluated in the following manner:
a. Five written examinations
b. Weekly assignments
c. Clinical Pass-offs
The student will be responsible to bring either a child or adult to the lab to be a patient when demonstrating physical exam techniques.
d. Final Clinical Pass-off and Documentation.

2. Grades for the course will be determined in the following manner:
a. Average of 5 examinations 50%
b. Weekly assignments 20%
c. Average of Clinical Pass-offs 15%
d. Final clinical pass-off and documentation 10%


Policy for late work:
It is expected that all work, including exams, will be completed on time. A 5% penalty will be assessed per day on any late assignments or exams. Make-up exams will be allowed only under the following conditions:
1. The student is ill or there is a serious problem related to a family member.
2. The student must notify the instructor at least one hour prior to the time of the exam.
3. The student and instructor determine an appropriate time for the makeup exam.
4. See Central Syllabus for further information.

PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Required Text:
1. Seidel, Henry M. et al., (1999). Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination, 4th edition.
2. Student Workbook to Accompany Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001