Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - MSc  CPPD

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:

31st May; 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June 2018

Course Information

Start DateCostCourse CodeApply
Thursday 31 May 2018 Home / EU - £1,000; Overseas - £2,000 NMM048 Apply Now


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: