Course Description

This interactive workshop offers individuals an opportunity to review and refresh their health assessment skills through a hands-on approach. This workshop is particularly geared towards students in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) program who will be taking the Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis (AHAD) course this year.

This refresher workshop will be beneficial towards preparing students for the Comprehensive Physical Examination (Adult) Demonstration that is an entry requirement for the AHAD course and will ready students for success in their clinical placements, which demand proficiency in conducting comprehensive physical examinations. Learners will have the opportunity to practice and evaluate assessments in small groups. This refresher workshop will give students the foundation for the advanced assessment skills required in the PHCNP program.

Learners will be asked to adhere to the outlined health and safety requirements at the University of Windsor at the time the class is held. Health & Safety requirements will be provided one week before the start of the class.

Students are encouraged to register by August 15 to review the self-paced modules before the in-person class date. Self-paced modules take approximately 10 hours to review.

Learner Outcomes

Workshop participants will:

  • Gain proficiency in administering a complete independent physical assessment
  • Identify where to concentrate their efforts to be successful in conducting physical examinations
  • Practice the hands-on components of physical examination assessment skills
  • Improve their skill set based on verbal feedback of their performance throughout the workshop

Students that successfully complete this class will receive a Certificate of Participation.


This class is offered through Blackboard Collaborate. Learners will require access to a computer with high-speed internet access.

Blackboard Requirements

All course details can be accessed through Blackboard. A link will be provided through email and you will have access the first day of class.

Please activate your UWinID. Your UWinID and password are needed to access Blackboard. If you have any issues, please contact continue@uwindsor.ca.

Blackboard.uwindsor.ca works best with Google Chrome. You can also use Firefox or Safari. It is suggested that you avoid using Internet Explorer. There is a “Navigating Your Online Course” module and technical tutorials that you can review for a brief orientation to Blackboard once you log in. Feel free to review the full Blackboard preferred system requirements.


This class is open to students enrolled in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) program. Proof of admission may be requested.

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