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HNN114 - Health Assessment

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) - only available for commencing students with credit for prior learning for the pre-requisite units, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329 or be an Enrolled Nurse undertaking a single unit enrolment

Unit chair:

Trimester 2: Gabby Burdeu

Trimester 3: Jess Compton

Campus contact:

Warrnambool: Christopher Wakefield

Waterfront (Geelong): Debra Kerr


HBS109, HNN112



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class or equivalent cloud (online) presentation/s, 1 x 2 hour simulation session per week


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


Health assessment is a foundational skill for nurses in all contexts of care and forms part of the Supportive Studies Cluster. In this unit students have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, techniques and skills required by the nurse to perform comprehensive and focused health assessment of individuals. Assessment informs identification of patient problems in relation to risk, symptoms and patient function. Appropriate use of assessment data will assist students to further develop clinical decision making skills foundational to the provision of quality patient care.


Assessment task 1: Online tests 3 x 15 minute tests (equivalent 800 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Skills assessment (15 minutes, equivalent 1500 words) 40%

Prescribed texts

Jarvis, C., Forbes, H., & Watt, E. (2016). Jarvis’s physical examination and health assessment (2nd ed.). Chatswood: Elsevier

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