Managing Respiratory Disease as a Long Term Condition (SNM615) / Care and Management of the Person with Chronic Respiratory Disease (SNM3253)

This module is run in conjunction with Rotherham Respiratory Breathingspace.

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:

  •  Epidemiological picture
  • Classification and progression
  • Management and treatment options
  • Manage and minimise potential health risks
  • Person centred care
  • Self management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Psychosocial aspects
  • Exacerbations
  • 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:

3,000 word academic assignment in a portfolio of evidence style. 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


15 credits at level 7 (SNM615)

20 credits at level 6 (SNM3253)

Course Structure:

Part-time, 5 study days run at Rotherham Respiratory Breathingspace, Badsley Moor Lane, Rotherham, S65 2QL and 1 study day will take place at a site on the University campus

Start Date: Dates for Autumn 2020 tbc

Application and funding

To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by selecting the "apply" link at the top right of this 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:

Sally Underwood

Tel: 0114 222 2066 Email: