Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence
Area of Study
Health Science, Public Health
Taught In English
Successful completion of Human Anatomy & Physiology or equivalent is required for this course.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course leads students to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to engage in effective health assessments for patients throughout their lifespans. Health assessment covers the analysis of physiological components while placing emphasis on cultural competence and therapeutic communication. The course introduces students to the comprehensive assessment of psychosocial, cultural, developmental, nutritional, and genetic factors with the intention of ensuring a safe and caring environment. The course explores the major systems of the body, focusing on the examinations and techniques used to assess them. Students will also apprehend how to engage in effective documentation. Lectures and in-class explanations are parallel to lab sessions that allow students to create meaningful connections between theory and practice.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.