Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2010 (Flexible)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Jill French


The aim of this unit is to provide registered nurses with a comprehensive foundation for the assessment of clients' health status in order to determine and deliver competent nursing care based upon the goals of health restoration, maintenance and promotion.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. analyse health assessment data using a problem solving approach in order to develop an appropriate plan for client care;

  1. relate the concept of holistic health to nursing health assessment and nursing practice;

  1. identify communication skills that will enhance the nurse/client therapeutic relationship;

  1. discuss the importance of using a practical framework for delivering appropriate client care;

  1. completely assess and record a client's health history; and

  1. perform and document a systematic physical assessment.


Assignment: 30%
Assignment: 30%
Exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Joanne Porter