WM450 Western Physical Assessment
3 Units/30 Hours
Prerequisites: WM301, WM302, WM303, WM304
This course provides training in the techniques of comprehensive history-taking and a detailed study of western physical diagnostic processes, emphasizing three clinical skills: history-taking, physical examination, and logical thinking. The emphasis is on hands-on training to prepare students to be able to perform the procedures of physical examination with a high degree of comfort and skill. Students will become familiar with physical examinations of the skin, head, sense organs, Ear, nose and throat, chest, and abdomen, as well as basic orthopedic and neurological tests including neuro-musculoskeletal assessment. A full functional assessment will be emphasized and completed for each area studied.