Through laboratory practice and simulation, this course provides the student with an opportunity to build on previously learned knowledge and skills pertaining to the spectrum of neonates through early adolescence. Students develop skills in obtaining and documenting a comprehensive assessment in order to determine appropriate and effective health care including health promotion strategies. Students develop advanced physical assessment skills, including functional assessment to be able to provide a comprehensive database. Performing and interpreting basic laboratory and diagnostic tests to complete the database is expected. Students learn to establish a differential diagnosis based on the data.