Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 121 - Basic Health Assessment


(TP/SS only)

Provides instruction and guided practice in the assessment techniques used to gather subjective and objective data from patients in a health care setting and the documentation of that data. Assessment of all body systems is covered. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the nursing program or consent of the program coordinator. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): BIOL 212 . Three hours laboratory each week. Formerly NU 121.

1 semester hour

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Discuss components of the nursing process.
  • Describe the differences between medical health assessment and nursing health assessment.
  • Demonstrate health assessment techniques.
  • Take a health history.
  • Document a health assessment including patient history and physical exam.
  • Differentiate health norms from health deviations when performing health assessment of selected body systems.
  • Communicate in a professional manner.


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