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Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - BSc CPPD

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Course overview

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


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

Term 3

APR: Thursday 23 and 30 April 2020
MAY: Thursday 14 and 21 May 2020

Module Submission Date: 11 June 2020

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

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

Module leaders

  • Lynda Filer

    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 ...

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