UCC CPD courses

Theory of Health Assessment in Nursing NU6311


Fact File


On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Critically explore the importance of obtaining an appropriate history from a patient presenting with a health problem or problems.
  • Reflect on the theory of health assessment.
  • Critically apply knowledge of the body's systems to demonstrate understanding of the implications and relevance of an accurate health assessment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop assessment, diagnostic reasoning and patient management skills.
  • Critical discuss the role of the nurse in developing and implementing health assessment in nurse led assessment units/clinics.

Module Objective: To advance knowledge, skills and proficiency in conducting an integrative holistic nursing health assessment.

Module Content: Principles of nursing data collection, analysis and documentation, integrative holistic nursing assessment. Nurse led assessment units as a quality improvement initiative.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Duration: 200hr(s) Other (Online Learning:- Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (2,000 word Reflective Report on a Case Study - 120 marks; online activities - 80 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.


Applicants must be qualified Nurses registered with the regulatory body in their country of residence. Applicants must have a primary degree, Level 8 or equivalent.

Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here

Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved.



Fees and Costs

€900 plus €35 application fee.

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