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NSP1205 Physical Assessment for the Health Sciences
Credit Points: 15
NSP1103 Communication in Nursing
NSP1104 Communication in Health Care
RPS1100 Communication for the Professions
Students must have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in NNT1204.
These pre-requisites do not apply to students enrolled in courses G51 and K89.

In this unit students will, by both observation and practical involvement, learn to apply the principles of physical assessment skills to clinical practice. Research findings and a problem solving process will be used to enable student groups to apply the principles to healthcare contexts. The following units must be undertaken concurrently (K45 BSc(Nursing) students only): NNT1205 - Theories&Principles relating to Nursing Care and SCN1106 - Biological Science in Nursing 2 (SCN1106 may be completed prior to enrolment in NSP1205).

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K45Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
K45Bachelor of Science (Nursing) - Bunbury
K46Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
K46Bachelor of Science (Nursing) - Bunbury
Y19Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011