This course refines the student's physical assessment skills, focusing on the assessment differences needed to recognize abnormal findings across the lifespan, especially in at-risk populations. The student explores communication, health histories, and psychosocial impacts in the development of holistic health assessment skills. Additionally, this course introduces the basic concepts of pathophysiology. The student examines the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function and the resulting human responses.
4 hours of theory per week