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HNN114 - Health Assessment

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Enrolment modes:

(B, CBD, S, W)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3 (B) (only available to commencing students with credit for prior learning. Students will study this unit at Melbourne Burwood Campus in Trimester 3, 2013 then return to their enrolled campus.)

EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:(Normally students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing or an associated combined degree to enrol in this unit)
Unit chair:

Trimester 2: M Owen (S)

Trimester 3: J Allen (B)

Campus contact:

J Reynoldson-Ross (B), C Wakefield (W)


HBS109, HNN112

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour laboratory per week

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


Health assessment is a foundational skill for nurses in all contexts of care and forms part of the Parallel Studies in Nursing cluster. In this unit students have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, techniques and skills required by the professional nurse to perform holistic, comprehensive nursing health assessment including the physical examination of individuals. Students will develop clinical reasoning skills foundational to the provision of quality patient care, in particular those nursing activities that are directed at risk management, symptom management, and promoting patient function.


Online tests 4 x 15 minute tests (equivalent 1000 words) 40%, assignment (1500 words) 60%, practical skills examination (15 minutes, equivalent 1500 words) hurdle requirement, skills workshops: minimum 80% attendance

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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