This course focuses on the expansion and refinement of the clinician’s skills in collecting and integrating wholistic data necessary for a comprehensive health assessment, including functional assessment, health history, physical examination and indicated diagnostic testing. It is designed to strengthen the physical, psychological, social-cultural, developmental and spiritual assessment throughout the lifespan. Laboratory and clinical experiences in advanced practice skills are used to emphasize the differentiation between normal and abnormal findings. The enhancement of wholistic assessment skills is intended to serve as the basis for ensuring appropriate and effective clinical decision-making in advanced practice.
Co-requisites: BIOL 550.