Respiratory disease is responsible for much acute and chronic ill health. It is one of the most common reasons why people consult their general practitioner and accounts for a substantial number of acute hospital admissions. There is a high incidence of both asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [COPD] within East London and there are specialist asthma and COPD clinics run within primary and secondary care.
The British Thoracic Society asthma and COPD guidelines identify the need for educational programmes to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based guidelines.
Who is it for?
This course is for any healthcare practitioner who wishes to extend their knowledge and understanding of either asthma and COPD or both.
As this is a Level 7 course you should ideally have studied at Level 6 or 7 previously.
This course runs over 5 weeks with one study day per week on a Thursday between 9.00am and 4pm. This course usually runs in April/May.
May: Thursday 25 May 2023
June: Thursday 1, 8, 15 and 22 June 2023
Care Study / Protocol Submission: 20 July 2023
This course is worth 15 credits at Level 7 and can be taken as part of a postgraduate or MSc programme. It can also be taken as a stand-alone course.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.