Information Package / Course Catalogue
Health Assessment of the Child
Course Code: ÇSH528
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 4
Objectives of the Course

The purpose of this course is to gain knowledge and skills to students about the health assessment of healthy or sick child.

Course Content

This course includes topics the nursing care for the most common emergency problems on children. To improve nursing process, the healthy/ ill child and/or family general assessment, physical examination methods, vital signs, nutritional status, skin - skin structure of assessment and the symptoms of physical examinations related to all systems are investigated.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Hüsniye ÇALIŞIR
Learning Outcomes
1.Describe the importance and the general principles of family-centered care.
2.Explain the parent-child communication and interaction.
3.Evaluate children's growth and development
4.Explain the nutrition and the nutritional needs of children
5.To use this information in planning and evaluation of nursing care process.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.McKinney ES, James SR, Murray SS, Ashwill JW. (2009). Maternal-Child Nursing. Saunders, Philadelphia.
2.Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, Henretig FM. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Lippincott, 4th ed., Philadelphia, 1999.
3.Pillitteri A. (1999). Child Health Nursing (Care of Child and Family), 1. Ed., Lippincott. Comp, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore.
4.Wong DL, et al. (2001). Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing. Mosby, 6th ed., St. Louis.
5.Savaşer S, Yıldız S. (2009). Hemşireler için Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Öğrenim Rehberleri, İstanbul Tıp Kitabevi,İstanbul.
6.Erdemir F. (2012). Hemşirelik Tanıları El Kitabı, Nobel Tıp Kitabevi, İstanbul.
7.Demirkıran F.(Ed). (2004). Hemşirelik Beceri Öğrenim Rehberleri II, Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Aydın Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Aydın.
8.Görgülü S. (2004). Hemşireler için Fiziksel Muayene Yöntemleri. Odak Ofset, Ankara.
9.Adams ED, Towle MA. (2009). Pediatric Nursing Care. Pearson Ed. Inc., New Jersey.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to the course
Week 2 - Theoretical
General approaches to physical diagnosis of children
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Literature search;General approaches to physical diagnosis of children
Week 3 - Theoretical
General approaches to physical diagnosis of children (continued)
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Literature search;General approaches to physical diagnosis of children (continued)
Week 4 - Theoretical
Physical examination techniques: inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation and smelling.
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Literature search;Physical examination techniques: inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation and smelling.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Physical examination steps: observation, history taking
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Literature search;Physical examination steps: observation, history taking
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Study for Exam
Week 6 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm I
Week 7 - Theoretical
Physical examination steps: an Overview, vital signs, growth measurements
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Literature search ; Physical examination steps: an Overview, vital signs, growth measurements
Week 8 - Theoretical
Physical examination steps: Skin, head and neck and thorax
Week 8 - Preparation Work
Literature search ;Physical examination steps: Skin, head and neck and thorax
Week 9 - Theoretical
Physical examination steps: lungs, heart, abdomen, genitalia
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Literature search
Week 10 - Theoretical
Physical examination steps: musculo-skeletal system, neurological assesment
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Literature search;Physical examination steps: musculo-skeletal system, neurological assesment
Week 11 - Theoretical
Developmental assessment
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Literature search;Developmental assessment
Week 12 - Theoretical
Developmental Assessment
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Literature search;Developmental Assessment
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Study for Exam
Week 13 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm II
Week 14 - Theoretical
Interpretation and recording
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Literature search;Interpretation and recording
Week 15 - Theoretical
course evaluation
Week 16 - Preparation Work
Study for Exam
Week 16 - Final Exam
Term exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination2%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory142256
Midterm Examination214232
Final Examination18210
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)98
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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