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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6042

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2053 2003-06-13
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 6201-000-20
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Judith Karshmer (813)9749229 jkarshme@hsc.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6042 Advanced Health Assessment for the Older Adult

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Adv Hlth Assm Older Adult
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Focus on advanced history and physical examination skills with older adults.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Specialty content required for graduates to be eligible for certification

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Required course in Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Concentration

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Will be offered as special topics in Fall 2003

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Nurse Practitioner and PhD


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Synthesize the health history, functional and physical assessment of older adults to identify present and potential health problems.

    2. Systematically integrate pertinent findings from the health history and physical examination in both written and oral forms.

    3. Demonstrate competency in the various data collection techniques and instruments related to history taking and physical examination.

    4. Develop differential diagnostic skills of present and potential health problems for older adults

    5. Demonstrate the use of laboratory and diagnostic tests used in treatment of older adults.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Synthesize the health history, functional and physical assessment of older adults to identify present and potential health problems.

    2. Systematically integrate pertinent findings from the health history and physical examination in both written and oral forms.

    3. Demonstrate competency in the various data collection techniques and instruments related to history taking and physical examination.

    4. Develop differential diagnostic skills of present and potential health problems for older adults

    5. Demonstrate the use of laboratory and diagnostic tests used in treatment of older adults.

    C. Major Topics

    Topical Outline

    Introduction to Geriatric Assessment

    Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

    Skin Assessment

    Conditions that commonly occur as part of aging

    Older Eye Assessment

    Ear, Nose and Throat

    Respiratory Assessment

    Cardiac Assessment

    Abdominal Assessment

    Male/Female Genitalia

    Musculoskeletal Assessment

    Neurological Assessment

    Geriatric Syndromes

    D. Textbooks

    Bickley, L., 1999. Bates' guide to physical examination and history taking, 8th ed. Philadelphia, Lippincott.

    Adelman, A., & Daly, M (2001) 20 Common Problems in Geriatrics New York: McGraw Hill.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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