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Juvann M. Wolff
NCLIN 505
Seattle Campus

Diagnostic Testing and Monitoring in Serious Illness

Lecture, discussion, and laboratory sessions to develop students' assessment, diagnostic, and monitoring expertise in the care of acutely ill individuals. Students refine clinical decision-making skills, apply specialized assessments, gain insight into clinical experts' critical thinking, and refine assessment knowledge for a specific patient population. Prerequisite: NCLIN 501 or equivalent.

Class description

Web based course. Students will understand the critical thinking process in applying diagnostic testing, imaging studies, laboratory tests in diagnosis of patient presenting symptoms and signs.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Web based teaching through case studies, quiz, videostreamed lectures, CD lecture and an on-line discussion board.

Recommended preparation

Review the recommended readings, utilize the discussion board to communicate with fellow students regarding clinical questions and decision making challenges.

Class assignments and grading

Small group presentation on the last day of class

Quizzes, participation in discussion board, small group discussions


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Juvann M. Wolff
Date: 06/15/2007