MSN 7704 Primary Care I: Acute and Chronic Care of Children

This course focuses on providing primary care to infants, children, and adolescents using a lifespan approach. Health promotion and disease prevention are stressed. Assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute episodic illnesses and stable chronic health conditions are emphasized. Concepts of epidemiology are explored and applied. Aspects of differential diagnosis are addressed. The student applies health promotion, disease prevention, and illness management strategies to clients. Theory-based models are addressed as they pertain to the primary care of children.