University of Technology Sydney

92608 Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis

6cp; 2hpw (independent study), 4 x 7hrs (study day), 1 day (practical assessment), plus one additional day if practical assessment re-sit is required
Requisite(s): 24 credit points of completed study in a coursework Master's degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in Graduate Certificate OR 24 credit points of completed study in Graduate Diploma
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.



Students enrolled in the Nurse Practitioner major (MAJ06214) are required to be practicing in an advanced practice nursing role.


This subject builds on students' existing health assessment skills with the aim of developing their diagnostic ability in relation to advanced nursing practice. The focus is on developing assessment skills required to critically analyse patient–client health data in order to diagnose and identify priorities of treatment and care, and make appropriate referrals.

Online modules, workshop sessions and simulation exercises provide students with opportunities to practice health assessments, develop diagnoses, prioritise care, communicate ideas and consolidate knowledge to enable complex problem-solving. With a strong focus on critical thinking, communication and professionalism, this subject provides students with a foundation to move into highly skilled and autonomous nursing practice.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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