This course explores utilization of all levels of prevention with a focus on primary health care delivery, and secondary and tertiary prevention with the younger family and includes diagnosis and early treatment of health alterations and reduction of complications and health maintenance. Both theory and clinical experiences focus on students’ use of diagnostic reasoning skills to diagnose and treat common health concerns seen in younger families – based in primary care. Current research and epidemiological trends in health care are explored and serve as the foundation for application of clinical decision making in advanced practice roles. Within a context of values and ethics, this course provides opportunity for discussion, differentiation, and application of the concepts related to various clinical practice roles. Clinical experiences allow students to apply theory and research in diagnosing and treating common health concerns seen in primary care, and emphasizes promotion of the client’s wholistic health.
This course is offered online, but also requires 60 hours in a clinical setting.