92433 Assessment and Therapeutics in Health Care 26cp; 1hpw (lecture online), 3h per fortnight (laboratory), 3h per fortnight (laboratory preparation activities), 80hrs (clinical)
Requisite(s): (92430 Assessment and Therapeutics in Health Care 1 AND 91562 Health and Homeostasis 1 AND (92432 Health and Society OR 92431 Human Life Course Development))
This subject builds on 92430 Assessment and Therapeutics in Health Care 1. Students explore the process of clinical judgement at a foundational level in the care of adults admitted to hospital for elective or emergency surgical procedures. Students are encouraged to develop a holistic approach to facilitate patients' recovery and discharge to the community. This involves recognition of individuals' responses to various factors including the presenting health problem, pre-existing comorbidities, therapeutic interventions and psychosocial factors. Skills in health assessment, holistic patient-centred and clinical care, professional communication including clinical handover and documentation, team work, application of evidenced-based practice, health promotion and health education are further developed in the clinical setting.
Spring session, City campus
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