|HPD||NUR||2033D||2||Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span|
This didactic distance education (synchronous) course builds upon the diagnostic process introduced in NUR 2031. Using a problem-based approach to symptoms, students will be introduced to the diagnostic framework, algorithms, and terminology that will allow them to move from symptom to diagnosis. Evidence-based diagnosis will focus on the accuracy of the health history and sensitivity of the physical exam, laboratory studies and tests to rule in" or "rule out" specific diseases. Students will learn the importance of formulating clinical impressions that lead to hypothesis testing in the care of patients across the life span."