Basic Health Assessment

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Department
Health Services
Campus
Mississauga
Level
Graduate, Under Graduate
Semester
Continuous
Method
Campus
Duration
2 Days

Basic Health Assessment course focuses on accurate techniques and performance of inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation, and history taking. The principles in understanding the theoretical foundation of the anatomy and physiology of essential body systems as well as analyzing and interpreting diagnostic tests will be explored.

basic health assessment course

A gateway into any profession and one of most important positions in an Organization

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Entry requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Age must be 18 years or above
  • English Proficiency

Course structure and modules

  • Performing physical assessments (head to toe examination across the life spans)
  • Knowledge, understanding and differentiation between normal and abnormal physical findings
  • Components of a complete health assessment; including the equipment and skills required to perform a complete assessment
  • Identification of developmental and cultural considerations in various aspects of a health assessment
  • Document a complete health history with a healthy adult volunteer
  • Adaptation of the techniques of health assessment for children and older adults
  • Identify the relationship between assessment of human health and the practical practice

Career opportunities

This course will be a review of physical assessment of body using a systematic approach and will include how to do a head to toe assessment. It is a comprehensive course that has classroom component. The course focuses on accurate techniques and performance of inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation, and history taking. The principles in understanding the theoretical foundation of the anatomy and physiology of essential body systems as well as analyzing and interpreting diagnostic tests will be explored.