Care and Management of Asthma and COPD Academic Credits

Location Stafford campus
Course Start

Term 2

This module will be delivered on Friday mornings from 09.00 – 13.00 commencing 18th January 2019

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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Course outline

This module examines the pathophysiology and physiology of the respiratory system and the management of COPD and Asthma. It examines the management and treatment of patients with both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, together with the psychology of disease management.

The module will enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of peak flow measurements, spirometry, correct inhaler techniques and self-management plans for patients.

Entry requirements

You must be a qualified health professional working with patients in general practices, the wider community, and hospital or long term residential care environments.

Course Content

The module has been developed to improve the care provided to patients with Asthma & COPD as both are  major causes of morbidity and mortality in the UK. The module aims to improve the knowledge base of health professionals working with Asthma & COPD patients in hospital or community settings to enhance the level of patient care, and will empower the health professional to make an early intervention and ensure treatment is of the highest standard. Key elements of the course includes; pharmacology, acute exacerbations, oxygen therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, psychological care, palliative care and explores the differences between Asthma and C.O.P.D.
The module encompasses the following assessments:

Formative assessment

As a formative assessment process, within a specific scenario, you will be expected to: 

  • demonstrate a respiratory inhaler device

  • demonstrate use of a PEF 

  • Explain a procedure and/or results relating to spirometry.

Summative assessment: (Level 7)

  • A 3500 word reflective case study (100%) (Learning outcomes


Key Features

This module is designed for practitioners who work in either acute or community care setting and will enable students to gain the knowledge and skills to manage patients with COPD, and Asthma and differentiate between asthma.

Programme specification

This Level 7 15 credit module is for qualified health professionals working with patients in general practices, the wider community, and hospital or long term residential care environments.

The module endeavours to develop knowledge, understanding and management of COPD and Asthma and is delivered by a wide multi-disciplinary team to give a holistic approach to care.


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