Health Assessment

This course assists the student in collecting appropriate subjective and objective data associated with obtaining a health and diet history. This course provides an introduction to physical and diagnostic assessment of health status. Physical assessment competencies to be attained at the novice level include: assessment of body composition; measurement of vital signs; blood glucose; physical assessment of fluid status; assessment of 'normal' breath and heart sounds; intra-and extra-oral assessment, dysphagia screening; and clinical assessment of nutrition status. The emphasis is on knowing normal findings and normal variations in the healthy adult, well child, and the well older adult. Prerequisite: 341. Restricted to students accepted into the CMD program. Graded CR/NC.