168165

Health Assessment and Clinical Decision-making I

Introduction of the theory and skills required to undertake a systematic health assessment related to healthy adults. A practicum is included to consolidate fundamental nursing skills as well as apply a range of health assessment skills.

Course code

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168165

Level

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100-level

Credits

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15

Subject

Nursing

Course planning information

Course notes

Course only available to students selected into the Bachelor of Nursing programme. Applicants are placed on Waitlist and/or offered place on another campus if available.

Students must achieve a minimum of 50% in the examination to pass this course. Students must pass the clinical competence requirements and the practice portfolio.

Corequisite courses

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Restrictions

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Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Describe health assessment knowledge in nursing.
  • 2 Describe the role of the nurse with regards to health assessment.
  • 3 Demonstrate a variety of interviewing skills and techniques appropriate to the client/cultural context.
  • 4 Conduct a systematic objective health assessment with a healthy adult using the tools of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation.
  • 5 Communicate health assessment findings using a prescribed format.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 2 3 5 50%
Portfolio 3 4 5 0%
Test 3 4 5 0%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 50%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN NURSING

Author
LEWIS, P., FOLEY, D., WEBER, J., & KELLEY, J.
ISBN
9781925058024
Edition
3ED 2020
Publisher
NORTH RYDE, AUSTRALIA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS

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