Applied health assessment and advanced practice

Subject code: NS5348

The subject is designed to build on the knowledge and skills gained in NS5346 (Advanced health assessment) with the aim of identifying deviations from normal health states. Students will further develop clinical reasoning skills relevant to advanced health assessment and apply knowledge of pathophysiology to conduct comprehensive and systematic health assessments.

Learning outcomes

  • Conduct advanced, culturally competent and comprehensive health assessment to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings in clinical assessment
  • Integrate knowledge of clinical symptomatology, health assessment findings, pathophysiology, and diagnostics to prioritise clinical care and appropriate referral to the broader multidisciplinary healthcare team
  • Explain clinical findings and justify related care plans
  • Critically reflect on clinical skills and competencies for advanced clinical practice.


Mini clinical examination (must pass)
Case study 50%
Reflective paper 50%

This subject is part of the Advanced Practice major in the online Master of Nursing.

Please note, course structure and content are subject to change. For information on all course subjects download the course guide.

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