Welcome to Week 2

Welcome to the second week of Introduction to the Principles of Physical Health Assessment.

Last week we considered the initial meeting and history taking in detail, throughout which we gathered ‘clues’ to point us towards the potential diagnosis. This week we explore the physical examination, and see how the findings of this examination can help us rule in or rule out some differential diagnoses.

This week we will:

  • discuss the different elements of the health examination
  • consider the importance and sequencing of health examination elements
  • review techniques, skills and tools required for physical examination

Your task

What are you most looking forward to learning about this week?

Share any experiences you already have of physical health assessments.

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An Introduction to Physical Health Assessment

Coventry University