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.

In Person or Virtual

For the optimal learning experience, it is advised that this course be taken face-to-face. If you are unable to attend face-to-face, an online section is offered virtually through Blackboard Collaborate or Microsoft Teams Platform.

If you are taking this class ONLINE

  • Register for Section 1 if you wish to take this class ONLINE

Virtual students are asked to have a partner from the same household (depending on provincial requirements) to facilitate practice of assessment techniques learned in the course.

If you are taking this class IN PERSON

  • Register for Section 2 if you wish to take this class IN PERSON

Learners who attend in-person will be required to wear a medical mask, if you do not have one there will be masks available. In-persons attendants will be paired with a partner and procedures will be in accordance with outlined health and safety requirements at the University of Windsor. You must complete the Safe Lancer App COVID-19 self-assessment questionnaire. To download the Safe Lancer App, please use the link provided. You will be asked to provide proof of completion prior to starting the course.


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.

Microsoft Teams/Office 365 apps

Microsoft Teams may also be used for this class. You will be provided access to the web version of Teams and Office 365 with your “UWinID@uwindsor.ca” username and password. Sign in to portal.office.com or download the Microsoft Teams app. Details will be provided before the class start.


This class is open to any Medical Practitioner who would like to refresh their knowledge however it is geared toward students enrolled in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) program. Proof of admission may be requested.

Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.
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