Health Assessment and Physical Examination
This is an introductory health assessment and physical examination course designed for students seeking careers in the field of healthcare. Students will be introduced to the skills of history taking, physical assessment and documentation required for practice in the field of healthcare. The student will become familiar with the techniques of physical assessment consisting of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation. The student will acquire needed skills to conduct comprehensive health assessment including the physical, psychological, social, functional and 222 environmental aspects of health. Integrated in this is the collection and analysis of data which are essential in planning safe and effective care. Emphasis is placed on health assessment as a systematic and organized examination.