Patient Assessment I is the first course in a four-course series designed to develop the clinical, technical, interpersonal, and communication skills required to assess patients across the lifespan. This introductory course includes instruction on eliciting a complete medical history, obtaining vital signs, performing a general survey, oral presentation, and written documentation. An additional focus of this course is the use of sensitivity, empathy, professionalism, and cultural awareness to communicate with diverse patient populations effectively. This course includes laboratory practice sessions and laboratory practical exams to evaluate medical interviewing and physical examination skills.
MSPA students only
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