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Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - MSc CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

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

Term 3

APR: Thursday 29 April 2021
MAY: Thursday 6, 13, 20 and 27 May 2021

Module Submission Date: 17 June 2021

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

  • Maria Dingle

    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 ...