Understanding Common Respiratory Diseases  CPD

Course Information

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Date tbc 09:30 2 Full Days £360 CS6020 Register Interest

Course Content

This two day course will improve your knowledge of common respiratory disorders and some understanding of spirometry. It will cover:

  • Normal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathophysiology of common respiratory disorders
  • Spirometry

Tutor Info

Maria Dingle MSc, BA, RN, FHEA - Senior Lecturer Biological Sciences

Maria joined City University London in 1995. She is a Senior Lecturer and nurse and she specialises in teaching biology (including pharmacology, microbiology, pathology, anatomy and physiology) to nurses, midwives and biomedical engineers at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.

Maria originally undertook her nurse training at The Royal London Hospital Whitechapel. Following some time spent in Intensive Care Units, Cardiothoracic nursing and as a Bed Manager, Maria went into nurse education and obtained a BA in Nurse Education from the University of Manchester.

Since then she has obtained an MSc in Physiology - her research for this focussed on orthostatic changes in blood pressure.

Lynda Filer MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCEA, RN, FHEA, ENB 100 – Lecturer Biological Sciences

Lynda is a Lecturer in Applied Biological, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, specialising in pharmacology and medicines management. She has worked at St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and then City University London since 1994.

Lynda qualified as a Nurse and her clinical interests were in Intensive and Coronary Care Nursing. Since working as a Lecturer, her main area of work was teaching on Pre-registration Nursing Programmes. However latterly, she has focussed her teaching on the topics of pharmacology, medicines management and non-medical prescribing.


Applicants but be registered Adult Nurses. The 2 study days follow each other so the 1st needs to be attended before the 2nd study day.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

What will I learn?

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the respiratory system
  • Pathophysiology of Asthma, COPD, Tuberculosis and Cystic Fibrosis
  • Respiratory Pharmacology
  • Peak flow and Spirometry

Teaching and Assessment

Lectures and group work in laboratory practical’s

Recommended Reading

Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology chapters in standard texts.



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