Purpose of assessment task
The purpose of this assessment task is to provide you with the opportunity to engage with key
knowledge and skills drawn from each of the five Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs) paying particular
attention to ULO one, two and three. This will allow you to demonstrate your ability to use this
knowledge to organise and explain assessment findings, using principles of anatomy, physiology and
pathophysiology and health assessment frameworks. Completing this task will assist you to engage
with, and to demonstrate attainment of, key knowledge and skills.
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Health assessment is a foundational skill for nurses in all contexts of care. Assessment informs
identification of patient problems in relation to risk, symptoms and patient function. Appropriate use of
assessment data will assist students to further develop clinical decision making skills foundational to
the provision of quality patient care.
In your role as a student nurse, you will be asked to undertake elements of health assessments in a
range of settings during your clinical placements.
Assignment Question / Task Description:
You are required to answer 5 questions that are presented as part of an ongoing case study. Each
question draws on one of the first 5 weeks of content in this unit.