Courses & Units

Health Assessment & Physical Examination CNA112


Patient/client assessment is regarded as a core component for professional nursing practice in ensuring the delivery of safe and effective nursing care. This foundational unit aims to introduce and facilitate the development of students' beginning level competence and accountability in health and physical assessment skills and processes utilising a clinical reasoning framework


Unit name Health Assessment & Physical Examination
Unit code CNA112
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

School of Health Sciences Staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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  • MEXCL - CNA127


Teaching Pattern

One 50 minute lecture(online); Two 50 minute workshops weekly(Face to Face)


Skill assessment OSCE # 1 (10%) Skill assessment OSCE #2 (20%), 1000 word CRC Essay - case study using the clinical reasoning cycle as a framework (20%), Written Exam (50%)

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Required Texts

Estes, MEZ, Calleja, P, Theobald, K & Harvey, T (eds) 2013, Health Assessment and Physical Examination (ANZ Edition), Cengage Learning Australia.

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