Managing Respiratory Disease as a Long Term Condition / Care and Management of the Person with Chronic Respiratory Disease

Managing Respiratory Disease as a Long Term Condition - course code SNM615
Care and Management of the Person with Chronic Respiratory Disease - course code SNM3253

15 credits at level 7 (SNM615)
20 credits at level 6 (SNM3253)

Who is it for?

This module is suitable for health care professionals who need knowledge, understanding and clinical skills in care and management of those with chronic respiratory disease.


Overview of content:

  • Defining chronic respiratory disease
  • Epidemiology Differential diagnosis
  • Understanding clinical guidelines (GOLD 2020 & NICE 2019)
  • Clinical management and current treatment of chronic respiratory disease
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions
  • Self management - enabling patient centred responsibility and care
  • Importance in identifying, managing and treating exacerbation's in relation to reducing morbidity and mortality
  • Spirometry performance and interpretation
  • End of life issues

What is it about?

Facilitated by clinical experts, this module is about ensuring that health care professionals are equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake effective care and management of those with chronic respiratory disease.


How does it enhance practice?

The unit is tailored to meet the needs of clinicians working in practice and stresses the importance of following recommended policies and best practice in the control, treatment and management of chronic respiratory disease in those people under their care.


Prior to Attendance

Participants would need to refresh their anatomy and physiology knowledge and basic information about COPD and Asthma


Mode of Assessment:

Either a 3,000 or 4,000 word reflective assignment depending on the level of study chosen. The focus of the assignment should reflect the learning outcomes of the module and relate to students own area of clinical practice.


Links to Professional/Academic Award:

PG Certificate in Managing Long Term Health Conditions

Course Structure:

10 taught days on University campus (1 supervised study day).

Start Date:

30 September 2020

Attendance Dates:

30.09.20, 07.10.20, 14.10.20, 21.10.20, 28.10.20, 04.11.20, 11.11.20, 18.11.20, 25.11.20, 02.12.20

First day of course is mandatory 

Application and funding

To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by visiting our how to apply page. For an individual module a fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. When applying for a masters programme a funding form and details of funding options can be found on our funding page.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Jackie Dale
Tel: 0114 2222072
Email: j.a.dale@sheffield.ac.uk 

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