This topic focuses on the advanced clinical assessment which is essential in formulating diagnoses and developing patient management plans. The topic focuses on a systems approach to assessment which takes the student from broad anatomy and physiology principles, the assessment skills required for the examination of each body system, and which then focuses on the specific pathophysiology of the student's context of practice. Students will use this knowledge to expand and consolidate assessment skills required for their specialty practice area.
Students will be required to nominate their own supervisors who can assist in the clinical learning and assessment requirements of this topic. The supervisor will be provided with a handbook with detailed requirements of the clinical learning activities. Regular communication between lecturer and supervisor will be maintained.
This topic aims to consolidate the professional and clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide leadership in advanced nursing practice and to apply the consolidated knowledge, skills and attitudes in the relevant clinical setting.