•Course content: This course provides the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a comprehensive health assessment utilizing the skills of history taking, and patient inspection. This course will provide the application of nursing knowledge and skills on physical, psychological, socio-cultural aspects to assess the patient’s needs and state of health to identify deviations from the norm.
•Total no of Hours for the module- 15hrs Theory & 30 Hours Demonstrations in DR
•Assessment: Continuous Assessments - 30 %( Viva), Final Examination - 70% (Theory + OSCE)
•Teaching Personnel-External lecturer-Professor Ariyaranee & Senior lecturers of FON
•A health assessment is a plan of care that identifies the specific needs of a person and how those needs will be addressed by the healthcare system or skilled nursing facility. It is the evaluation of the health status by performing a physical exam after taking a health history.
•Comprehensive or complete the health assessment usually begins with obtaining a thorough health history and physical exam.
•A thorough and skilled assessment allows the nurse, to obtain descriptions about the patient’s symptoms, how the symptoms developed, and a process to discover any associated physical findings that will aid in the development of differential diagnoses.
At the end of the course the student will be able to
•Define Health Assessment
•Describe Health history
•Discuss types of physical assessment
•Recognize necessary equipment for complete health assessment
•Demonstrate taking the health history and perform a physical assessment of a patient
- Lecturer: Ayesha Medagedara
- Lecturer: Ms. Rupa Menike