Courses Catalogue

Health Assessment & Nursing Process I: (normal)

COURSE CODE: BNS 2103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Nursing Sciences (Direct Entry), B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Nursing Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This course introduces students to the concepts of health assessment. These skills can be applied to nursing care in a wide variety of clinical settings. The course introduces the nursing process as a scientific approach to care emphasizing critical thinking, clinical decision making and client safety within a broad spectrum of care. It emphasizes history taking and physical examination skills and includes laboratory/demonstration sessions. 

Course Aim

The course aims to equip students with knowledge skills  and attitudes required to assess the basic health status of individuals.

Course Learning outcome

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Systematically assess health status of an individual 
  •   Apply the nursing process and critical thinking in nursing
  • Discuss the various techniques  used for observations and physical examinations
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings.
  • Record  accurately the findings of health assessment
  •  Determine the health status of clients/ patients and complete the nursing process to improve health care outcomes.