This course provides refinement of the student’s physical assessment skills focusing on the assessment differences needed to recognize abnormal findings across the lifespan, especially with at-risk populations. Communication, health histories, and psychosocial impacts are explored in the development of holistic health assessment skills. Additionally, this course focuses on an introduction to 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