NS 832 - Primary Healthcare I

This course examines the basic health care management in primary care across the lifespan. The course introduces the concepts of primary care, health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, differentiation of clinical patterns, and clinical decision making. The principles of patient education, health assessment, cost analysis and cultural beliefs are integrated in the development of evidence-based health care management. The concept of caring and its role in evidence-based practice will be woven throughout the course. The course will examine the use of informatics in relation to negotiating and managing health care delivery systems as members of an interdisciplinary health care team. The course will integrate the principles of advocacy for professional behavior that advances the profession and improves health outcomes.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • NS 830 - Advanced Physical Assessment
  • NS 836 - Pharmacology for Practitioners
  • NS 838 - Advanced Pathophysiology

Restrictions and Notes:

  • Clinical hours: 120
  • Note: Requires preceptor and clinical site approval prior to registration.

Last updated: 06/16/2021