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Juvann M. Wolff
NURS 510
Seattle Campus

Primary Care Foundations: Diagnosis and Management of Common Health Concerns

Focus on diagnosis and management of common primary care problems of adolescents and adults, including older adults, within advanced nursing practice. Emphasizes individual and family responses and nursing strategies including differential diagnosis, treatment, patient education, and follow-up. Content focus changes each quarter. Prerequisite: permission of instructor; recommended: concurrent field work.

Class description

Clinical information about the diagnosis and management of a variety of psychosocial and complex medical conditions such as anxiety, cognitive disorders, diabetes, headache and thyroid disorders in the adult population.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

All lectures by subject matter experts delivered by videostream only for the fall course. All course work, quizzes, discussions and information via web.

Recommended preparation

Read recommended readings. Review lectures from NURS 500/501, course outlines and objectives prior to each class. Be prepared to participate in a discussion board regarding questions on the subject matter and the critical thinking involved in diagnosing primary care heatlh concerns. Must be present on campus for final examination.

Class assignments and grading

Two online tests plus an in-class final exam. Scantrons will be utilized (students will purchase prior to test) for final examination.

Email instructor at jwolff@u.washington.edu for instructions and key to access course website.

Quizes, final examination, participation in discussion board.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Juvann M. Wolff
Date: 07/07/2006