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Short Course In Physical Examination And Health Assessment Skills - Contact Tuition

Interests: Examination / Head-to-toe exam / Physical examination / Health Assessment / Full body exam / Primary Health Care / Occupational Health / Workplace health


Employees are appointed in jobs that they are not suited for either due to physical or other constraints. Conducting a physical examination and health assessment before place- ment is crucial to:

Fitting the man to the job, establish ?tness to work, maintain ?tness, diagnosis of early occupational, non-occupational disease identi?es presence of disease or potential disease, recognition of harmful lifestyles, lifestyle practices or occupational practices

The FPD course prepare the Healthcare Professional to conduct a physical examination and do a health assessment on a worker for placement in speci?c occupations/positions.

The course is aligned with the SAQUA unit standard: 252082

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Who Should Enroll?

Professional nurses who are required to take a history, perform a physical examination and complete a Health Assessment on an individual.

Course Design

5-day Interactive practical workshop with lectures and practical exercises and 1-day practical assessment 2-3 weeks after the course. Portfolio of Evidence of practical cases to be submitted.

Course Content

  • Taking of a comprehensive history
  • Full review of Anatomy
  • Conducting a complete head to toe Physical Examination and Health Assessment
  • Nursing diagnoses
  • Assess healthcare needs
  • Preparing nursing care plans


Accredited according to the HPCSA CPD Guidelines for Health Professionals - for a total of 30 clinical points on Level 2.


To qualify for the certi?cate of competence, participants should attend the workshop, complete the theoretical and practical assessment and successfully complete a Portfolio of Evidence.

Admission Requirements

Proof of SANC Registration as a Professional Nurse. Booking is essential.

Payment must be settled before training is undertaken. Access to a clinic or facility to complete the Portfolio of Evidence.


R 9 145.00 (Inclusive of VAT)

Limited spaces are available. To avoid disappointment, please book early.

Date Venue
11 - 15 May 2020 Pretoria
20 - 24 July 2020 Cape Town
12 - 16 Oct 2020 Pretoria