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.
Module learning outcomes
By the end of the module, students will be able to:
Outline the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and describe the pathophysiological changes that occur in COPD.
Assess and diagnose COPD using structured history taking and spirometry.
Discuss pharmacological and therapeutic interventions in the management of stable COPD.
Recognise an exacerbation and implement appropriate interventions.
Demonstrate and assess inhaler technique across a range of inhaler devices.
Discuss the impact of the disease on patients, carers and families.
Recognise the contributions of the MDT in the treatment and management of all stages of COPD.
% of module mark
Essay/coursework Essay with case scenario (3000 words)
Written feedback for summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.
Bellamy, D. and Booker, R. (2011). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary care: All you need to know to manage COPD in your practice. 4th edn. London: Class Publishing Limited.
Bellamy, D. and Booker, R. (2005). Spirometry in Practice. 2nd edn. Hartley Wintney, Hants: BTS COPD Consortium.
Lynes, D. (2007). The management of COPD in primary and secondary care. Keswick, M&K Update Ltd.
Marieb, E.N. (2009). Essentials of human anatomy & physiology. 9th edn. San Francisco, London: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (2018). Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults in primary and secondary care. Clinical guideline 115. London: The National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses
The 2020/21 academic year will start in September. We aim to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as we can, supported by high quality online alternatives where we must.
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