Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - MSc  CPPD

Course Information

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Thursday 7 June 2018 Home / EU - £1,000; Overseas - £2,000 NMM048 Apply Now

Course Content

The module aims to influence and change respiratory practice in relation to asthma and COPD by increasing knowledge, expertise and practical skills.

Content outline

Summary of taught content:

  • Overview of respiratory physiology
  • Obstructive lung disease pathophysiology
  • Asthma and COPD background and guidelines
  • Writing a protocol for practice
  • Assessment and diagnosis in chronic respiratory disease
  • Pulmonary function tests and spirometry
  • Pharmacological treatments in asthma and COPD
  • Oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation
  • Self-management strategies
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Smoking cessation

Module Dates:

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June 2018; 5th July 2018


Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • You must be a qualified nurse or allied healthcare professional either in the UK or overseas.

Work/Clinical Placement Requirements

The module requires you to be:

  • Working in a suitable practice area
  • Working in a clinical placement

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Application Deadline: