Asthma Management in Primary and Secondary Care

20 Credits Level 5 and Level 6



Asthma is a common condition producing a significant workload for general practice, outpatient clinics and inpatient admissions. Effective treatment and support enables patients to manage their condition and helps create tangible benefits for all stakeholders.

Our newly developed asthma management course complies with the recent BTS SIGN "British Guideline on the Management of Asthma" (2012) and is an excellent way of preparing healthcare professionals to deliver effective and appropriate care to asthma patients of all ages.

The programme starts by taking a close look at the respiratory system and discussing the changes that occur in asthma. Using this knowledge, you will be taught how to completely assess and diagnose asthma using structured history taking and appropriate tests.

Follow the link for further details of: 

Asthma Management in Primary and Secondary Care Level 5 - HEA00126I

Asthma Management in Primary and Secondary Care Level 6 - HEA00112H


Entry requirements

The programme is open to registered practitioners. All applications must be approved by your manager or employer.

Credits and Cost

Qualification awarded

If you successfully complete this course you will be awarded 20 credit points by the University of York, at Level 5 or Level 6.


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Start Dates and Timetable

‌Our Asthma Management course runs once a year in the Spring term.

Heslington Campus

2018-19 Asthma Management - Spring 2019 timetable (PDF , 74kb)

  • 03 January 2019
  • 17 January
  • 31 January
  • 21 February
  • 07 March
  • 14 March
  • 21 March

Asthma Management in Primary and Secondary Care

For more information, contact the SSPRD Administrator in the Student and Academic Support Service on 01904 321321 or email

Download a copy of the Asthma Management (PDF , 400kb) leaflet.  

To apply please download an Application form for freestanding students (PDF , 298kb).