Course Module

Physical Assessment of the Adult (2018) - Microsoft Word document*

*NOTE: NMI's Study Group module formatting guidelines specify that students provide the text of each question, followed by a blank line and then their response. Sometimes cutting and pasting from the above pdf version causes formatting issues in your word processing document. If this occurs, please use this Microsoft Word version of the module for easier cutting and pasting.

At Your Cervix,  a documentary trailer

At Your Cervix is a documentary about the sometimes troubling and unethical ways that medical and nursing students learn to perform breast and pelvic exams--one of which is "practicing" on women under anesthesia without their consent. It also illuminates a revolutionary approach in which highly trained women act as "patient" and teacher, using their own bodies to teach. For more information about the film please visit

02:03 minutes

Ritual of the Bedside Exam 

Khan Academy 

Dr. Abraham Verghese explains the ritual of the bedside exam. Created by Sal Khan.

08:47 minutes