Course: NURS 511/L. Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning and Lab (3/1)
Prerequisite: Admission to MSN program. Corequisite: NURS 511L. This course provides knowledge of advanced health assessment of clients within the context of the advanced practice role. It builds on the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and health assessment skills attained in previous courses. Emphasis is on acquisition and analysis of relevant data for the development of a comprehensive and holistic assessment and interpretation of screening and diagnostic tests to formulate a differential diagnosis. Lab: The emphasis of this laboratory course is on the knowledge and application of advanced skills required to perform a comprehensive health assessment. Practice of health assessment techniques, guidelines and consideration for patients across the lifespan are presented. There is a focus on normal findings within each body system and deviations relevant to age, gender, ethnicity and diseases.