Advanced Principles in Pediatric Primary Care

Course Number: FNP 62025
5 Credits

This course lays the foundation for preparing the student to provide primary care for children from birth through adolescence. The course focuses on health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention in primary care. Clinical practice guidelines, didactic information and history/physical techniques will provide the basis for understanding typical and atypical development, anticipatory guidance, selected acute/chronic conditions and appropriate screening. Course content and presentations are intended to enhance learning, integrate knowledge of evidence-based practice, and promote academic discussion on primary care and military issues commonly confronted by patients and their families.
The major advanced practice concepts supported by this course incorporate the scientific underpinnings for practice; analytical methods; use of surveillance, screening, and military health technology tools in patient care; population health, prevention and wellness services; care of patients with acute and chronic illness; and inter-professional collaboration. Clinical sites are carefully chosen in order to offer primary care and specialty evaluation opportunities. This course highlights the unique aspects of caring for the military family.