Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences (Master’s Course)
Lecture Code TB250601 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name フィジカルアセスメント
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Physical Assessment
モリヤマ ミチコ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Mon7:HSC 403, (1st) Mon8-10
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture and practicum, requires clinical training.
Have to have medical professional background 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Nursing and Rehabilitation Sciences
Eligible Students Master's program and Doctoral program
Keywords Health assessment, history taking, physical examination, clinical reasoning, growth & developmental stages 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
<Course Description>
Refinement of primary care techniques in interviewing, history taking, and physical assessment for nurses in expanded roles.  Primary care laboratory techniques and interpretation of lab findings, health screening and selected secondary prevention strategies.
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to;
1. Perform a complete health assessment including health history, physical assessment, identification of risk factors, and creation of a problem list on any client of any age.
2. Modify techniques and approaches according to the client’s age, cultural background, and presenting problem.
3. Organize assessments to maximize efficiency and comprehensively obtain information, while simultaneously addressing the comfort of the client/patient.
4. Interpret selected diagnostic tests and secondary prevention procedures.
5. Communicate ass 
Class Schedule lesson1
Unit I:Introduction
-Overview of the program
-Legal issues related to health assessment requested to advanced practice nurses
Unit II: Clinical Process and Clinical Interview
-Overview of the Clinical Process
-Overview of the Database
-Clinical reasoning & SOAP notes
Unit II: Clinical Process and Clinical Interview
-Clinical reasoning & SOAP notes
-Interview techniques
-Communication skills
-Systematic method of history taking and physical examination
-Recording and reporting
Unit III: Advanced Physical Assessment
-Primary Care Technique:physical examination techniques
Unit III: Advanced Physical Assessment
-Primary Care Technique:physical examination techniques (continued)
Unit III: Advanced Physical Assessment:
-HEENT(Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat)
-Skin assessment
-Respiratory assessment
-Cardiovascular assessment
-Abdominal assessment
-Neuro and Musculoskeletal Systems
-Psychiatric assessment
-Neurological & Higher Brain Function assessment
-Modifying the history and physical across the life span
Unit IV: Lab Value Reviews:
-Blood tests reviews
-Comprehensive analysis of lab test results
Unit IV: Lab Value Reviews:
-Renal function assessment
-Clinical reasoning with comprehensive analysis

SOAP notes: During the course, students should submit SOAP notes of 5 cases including one complete health assessment
Final examination: At the end of the course, students need to take complete health assessment examination on a simulated patient. 
Lynn S. Bickley MD: Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 
PC or AV used in
Textbooks, Simulation 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
From lesson 1 to lesson 5, students need to read the appropriate chapter of the suggested textbook prior to the class.
After the each class, students need to practice the skills on real patients. 
Requirements It is placed as a requisit for CNS program (mandated for CNS course students).  However, graduate students with medical background who would like to take this course can take this. 
Grading Method Attendance 40%
SOAP notes 20%
Final examination 40% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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