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    Health Assessment and Primary Health Care
    NURS N305
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    Health Assessment and Primary Health Care
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2019
    Course Level
    Higher
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Credits
    10
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    12,500
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Quota and Schedule
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2019
    Higher 2 terms 10
    English
    12,500
    Aut 2020

    Course Coordinator: Cheryl Yeung, MN (CUHK), BN (Hons) (CUHK); RN

    Course Developers: Au Yeung Chi Man, Consultant; and Fiona Yu, Consultant

    This is one of the core courses for the Bachelor of Nursing programme. This course may also be suitable for students who are interested in assessing clients’ health states, and the conceptual and operational dimensions of primary health care.

    Aims
    This course aims to:

    • Strengthen nurses’ knowledge and skills in all aspects of health assessment;

    • Enhance nurses’ understanding of the philosophy, concepts and implementation of primary health care.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • Introduction to health assessment

    • Developmental, spiritual and nutritional assessment

    • Psychosocial and cultural assessment

    • Physical assessment

    • Health assessment across the lifespan and complete health assessment

    • Fundamentals concepts and philosophies of primary health care

    • Primary health care in community settings

    • Global impact and effective governance of primary health care

    • Nurses' roles and the development of primary health care in Hong Kong

    • Primary health care in action

    Learning support
    There will be a two-hour tutorial every month throughout the course.

    Assessment
    There will be three assignments and a final examination. Students must use word processing software (such as Microsoft Word) to prepare the assignments, and submit the assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    The assignments on health assessment may involve assessment of human subjects.

    Set book
    D'Amico, D and Barbarito, C (2015) Health and Physical Assessment in Nursing, (3rd ed.) Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.

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