On admission to a healthcare facility, a health assessment is a mandatory tool in assessing the patient’s health status. In general an assessment is broken down in a two types of reviews, by conducting a health history which includes the collection of subjective data (information elicited by the patient or patients family members) and a physical examination of the patient which includes the gathering of evidence based data (Wilson & Giddens, 2009). Collecting and documenting accurate information
practice, and its strengths are in students’ frequency of patient interaction and breadth of exposure. For example, the high quantity of patients seen in outpatient, or ambulatory, clinical experiences affords a venue for learning a wide breath of diagnostic reasoning skills.