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HNN114 - Health Assessment

Year2015 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

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3 (B) (only available for commencing students with credit for prior learning for the pre-requisite units)

EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

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

Unit chair:

Trimester 2: Martin Owen

Trimester 3: Jane Walker

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Josh Allen, Warrnambool: Sue Ireland


HBS109, HNN112

Contact hours:

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


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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.


Assessment task 1: Online tests 4 x 15 minute tests (equivalent 1000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (1500 words) 60%

Assessment task 3: Practical skills examination (15 minutes, equivalent 1500 words) hurdle requirement

Assessment task 4: Skills seminars: 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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