Apr 10, 2021  
Graduate & Pharmacy Catalog 2013-2014 
Graduate & Pharmacy Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHR 1152 - Clinical Laboratory and Physical Assessment

2 Credit Hours
This course provides an overview of the evaluation of a patient based upon physical examination and laboratory assessment. It will introduce the basic clinical thinking skills used for generation of patient assessments. Basic theory and techniques used in performing the major components of a physical exam will be discussed. Normal and selected abnormal findings on physical exam will be described, as well as the significance of those findings. The application of specific laboratory data for elucidation of pathology found on segments of the physical exam will be explained to enhance understanding of the use and results of these tests. In addition to lectures, practical hands-on learning will be utilized for a variety of elements of the subject matter. Multimedia (audio and video) presentations, including radiographs, will also be employed to impart information in a way that is both efficient and interesting to the students. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the rationale of assessing a patient using information obtained on physical exam and laboratory evaluation, and to provide the ability to identify and comprehend these components when viewed in a patient’s medical record.

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