Diagnosis and Management of Respiratory Disorders

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Module Overview

This course is aimed at any health care professional with an interest in respiratory medicine aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in the diagnosis and management of respiratory disorders.

The course aims to enable autonomous practice in dealing with more complex problems and the ability to critically evaluate current research in the field of respiratory disease.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theories underpinning respiratory disorders, Epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, obstructive sleep apnoea and lung cancer
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diagnostic, assessment and classification criteria for respiratory disorders and when referral is appropriate based on current information
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate the management of respiratory disorders and prevention of complications according to current guidelines and importance of multi-disciplinary teamwork in improving health outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to apply concepts and acquired competencies appropriately in dealing with the current evidence for the diagnosis, treatment and management of respiratory disease

10/20 credits

The 10 credit module does not involve any clinical practice and is therefore available to international students unable to practice within the UK

Method of teaching
The formal taught component will be delivered over 3 full days using a combination of lectures and workshops and utilising clinical case scenario as a base for understanding evidence based practice. A pre course reading list will be provided to guide self-directed learning.   

Academics involved in delivery

Stand alone module

This module can also be taken as a stand alone course if required.

Accredited course fees: £500 (10 credits) or £600 (20 credits). Course is available as individual CPD days at a cost of £150 per day.

To apply, please contact Amy Partleton, Programme Administrator, 0121 414 2677, a.partleton@bham.ac.uk

Towards MSc/PGDip/PGCert

This is an optional module for students undertaking the Clinical Primary and Community Care  MSc/PGDip/PGCert programmes which can also be taken as a standalone course if required

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Entry Requirements

A relevant first degree or an equivalent professional qualification.

Course Details

27th March – 29th March 2018
3 day block of training

Is this course accredited?

10 credit

MCQ Exam   30%
Clinical Protocol     70%

20 credit

MCQ Exam   30%
Evidence Based Case Study     70%
Clinical Assessment within practice PASS/FAIL

Course fees

Accredited course fees: £500 (10 credits) or £600 (20 credits).
Course is available as individual CPD days at a cost of £150 per day.
For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator.
This 3 day module can be taken without the assessment if required (but no credits will be awarded). 

How to apply
For more information please contact Amy Partleton
Email: a.partleton@bham.ac.uk
Tel: 0121 414 2677