This course is designed to prepare healthcare professionals working in primary and secondary care to provide appropriate and effective treatment and support for people with COPD, that enables them to manage their condition and prevent progression across all stages of the disease.
The course is particularly suitable for nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who work with patients with COPD in primary and secondary care.
The content reflects the priorities for care identified in the NICE (2010) guidelines for the management of COPD in adults. This will enable practitioners to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and diagnose COPD and implement appropriate pharmacological and therapeutic interventions across all stages of the disease.
Additionally, practitioners will develop knowledge and understanding of strategies for health promotion and self management to prevent exacerbations and disease progression and the need for psychological support for patients and carers.
Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the multidisciplinary team and referral pathways in care delivery.
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This course is open to all registered practitioners. All applications must be approved by your manager or employer.
If you successfully complete this course you will be awarded 20 credit points by the University of York, at Level 6.
Please visit www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/ssprd/funding/.
This course is offered once a year and runs every Summer term.
For more information, contact the SSPRD Administrator in the Student and Academic Support Service on 01904 321321 or email email@example.com.
To apply please download an Application form for freestanding students (PDF , 899kb).