Course Description

This course provides the student with knowledge and skill in the area of health assessment across the lifespan. Content will focus on interviewing, the health history, mental status, cultural beliefs and values, physical assessment of body systems, and will include trans-racial considerations. Assessment of the family, as well as domestic violence screening and assessment are incorporated.

Sample Course Outline

Sample Classroom Course Outline


In order to take this course, you must have a current nursing registration/licensure with a College of Nurses or nursing regulatory body in a Canadian province or territory. You must also be formally admitted to the post diploma BScN degree through the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing prior to enrolment in this course.

The scheduling reflects the classroom-based instruction. In addition, students are required to participate in a mandatory weekly Internet component.

Students enrolled in Internet sections of this course are required to write the course test and/or exams online at preassigned dates and times that may vary or extend past the scheduled course end date. Details will be provided at the start of each course.

Students in this course are required to complete a head-to-toe return demonstration exam which may take place on a scheduled day and time that may differ from scheduled in-class lab, or dates assigned for the Distance: Internet version of the course. Students living within a 200 km distance from Ryerson University will complete this exam on campus. However, students at a greater distance may be provided with the following options to complete the return demonstration: at Ryerson; or to make arrangements to complete the return demonstration at an approved lab setting where there is access to Internet and web-camera capabilities.

See the Nursing website, www.ryerson.ca/ce/nursing, for further information. 




Restriction: Available only to students enrolled in Full time Post-Diploma Nursing (NU004) or Part Time Post Diploma Nursing (NU008) or who have approval from the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

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