Short course

Respiratory Medicine in Secondary Care

This course is designed for healthcare professionals in a hospital setting who specialise in respiratory medicine. You will work towards obtaining accredited certification of your competencies, as well as demonstrate proficiency in handling complex issues and critically evaluate and apply current research in the field.

Start date
February 2024 - 9 topics delivered over 8 face-to-face days
10 days
Home - £1130 International - £2960
Postgraduate Microcredential
20 credits


This module is aimed at all healthcare professionals with an interest in respiratory medicine working in a hospital setting, for example respiratory registrars, academic clinical fellows, specialist nurses, who are required to develop competencies in the management of respiratory disorders to an advanced level. 

The module will provide accredited certification and validation of competencies including skills to enable autonomous practice in dealing with more complex problems and the ability to critically evaluate current research in the field of respiratory disease. An independent learning process will allow you to continue to advance your knowledge and understanding of respiratory disease. 

This 8 week core module that occurs in semester 2 and as with the community module there is a blend of teaching methods, including clinical exposure. The face to face sessions will take place either at the University or in hospitals, which will enable you to experience practical sessions such as ventilator application. The topic areas covered in depth include:

1. Cystic Fibrosis

2. Tuberculosis

3. Respiratory Failure

4. Interstitial lung disease

5. Pulmonary vascular disease

6. Fungal lung disease

7. Lung cancer

8. Pleural diseases

9. Service development and Quality improvement


The module is assessed with a short answer question (SAQ) examination and a written essay on service design and quality improvement in a particular disease area.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module 

Module Lead:

Dr Mike Newnham

Other academics involved in the delivery of the module:

Stand-alone module

This module can be taken as a stand-alone assessed or non-assessed course.

Entry requirements - BSc or equivalent professional degree in a relevant subject area (biomedical or medical) and clinical experience.

Please contact Dr Mike Newnham for further information.