This is the first of three sequential courses on clinical management that is based on a health promotion/disease prevention framework for holistic primary health care. The student’s knowledge base
of physiology and pathophysiology will be expanded and the critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning process will be emphasized to establish clinical assessments and treatment approaches. The graduate student is
provided the opportunity to expand knowledge of preventative, acute and chronic care of young adults, adults and older adult clients who are experiencing common health complaints seen in primary care settings. Health
monitoring, management strategies, and referrals are examined. Health promotion, health protection, disease prevention and disease management are emphasized.