Care and Management of Asthma and COPD


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 the two conditions.

The focus of this module is for you to be able to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to manage patients with Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to have an understanding of the pathophysiology of COPD and its differentiation from Asthma and foster an understanding of the needs of patients with Asthma and COPD by developing your competence and confidence in assessing and managing the needs of these patients.

The module has been created to improve the care provided to patients with Asthma & COPD as it is a major cause 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.

This module can be studied at level 6 or 7.

Academic credits
Delivery method
On campus
Centre for Health Innovation Stafford

Every Thursday for 12 weeks from 09.00 – 13.00

Apart from Thursday 27th June 2024 which will be 1 full day, 09.00 – 17.00

Start date

Thursday 25th April 2024

Health, Science and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

This module is intended for qualified health professionals working with patients in general practices, the wider community, paramedics and hospital or long-term residential care environments, all must have access to a client group with COPD & or Asthma.




Kairen Roche

Senior Lecturer

Kairen is a registered general nurse, with a passion for teaching in community care, from level 3 to level 7. Her main interests are Primary care, respiratory and long-term conditions.

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Barbara Edwards

Senior Lecturer

Barbara is an adult nurse who has worked in various specialist areas since qualifying. Her background is chronic respiratory disease management and end of life care. She has worked as a clinical nurse specialist in cancer and palliative care roles.

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