This clinical practicum course builds on the skills learned in N621 and facilitates application of content in N722 with a focus on clinical decision making skills. In a clinical setting serving clients across the lifespan, students focus on the advancement of differential diagnostic and critical thinking skills. Students integrate knowledge of family, culture, holism, community, and caring as they plan holistic care for clients in clinical settings. A minimum of 150 clinical hours with an approved preceptor(s) are required. Competence Statement: Knows select acute and chronic concepts well enough to provide primary care across the lifespan in the clinical setting in collaboration with a clinical preceptor.
- Demonstrate proficiency in performing a comprehensive and problem oriented history and physical exam for adults and older adults in the clinical setting.
- Demonstrate basic problem-oriented pediatric history and physical exam skills in the clinical setting.
- Identify signs and symptoms of select acute and chronic illnesses across the lifespan.
- Order, perform, and interpret age, gender, and condition specific diagnostic tests and screening procedures across the lifespan.
- Analyze and synthesize collected data to diagnose and treat acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan.
- Implement an evidence-based, holistic plan of care that integrates theories of family, culture, health, caring, and community across the lifespan.